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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Glimmerglass

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

Grade: 3.5 stars out of 5
Taking care of herself since the age of 6, Dana Hathaway has finally had enough of her alcoholic mother. Dana reaches out to her father, someone whom her mother ran away from when she was pregnant with Dana. But visiting her father after 16 years bring more than awkward goodnights as her Faerie side comes with a bit more political influence and power than she ever realized.
Glimmerglass is quite easily one of the quickest novels I have ever read in one sitting—and that is saying something. The novel is by far not the most impressive works I have read, but there is something easy on the eye the way it was written and something heart pounding the way the story flowed. Glimmerglass is definitely not short of hot guys and life-ending fights, which makes for a nice balance between the two.

At first I was quite hesitant about Dana being half-Fae because it never went in depth of her reaction when her mother told her, but that quickly dissipated when it turns out that it is a known fact that Faeries exist. Hello tourist attraction! Okay I’m lying when I say that I completely understand the whole human-with-Faeries ordeal. Faerie politics—needs to understand more. Creatures and rankings—needs to know more. Thank goodness this is only the first book.

It is an addicting novel I will tell you that. Dana is that elusive teenage character that you don’t know if you like, understand (ahhh I’ve been there), or that almost Mary-Sue. I suspect a lot of male leads in the upcoming books, which I am petrified about.

Cover C+
Um is this suppose to symbolize the whole one-girl two-worlds thing?

Glimmerglass is available for order: Amazon / Indie Bound / Book Depository

3 comments:

  1. It was really hard to for me to get into Glimmerglass. It kind of threw me that humans knew about the fairies and it was, like you said, a tourist attraction. But after the first 50 pages I really liked it. And there are A LOT of male characters. Talk about a love pentagon.

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  2. My daughter liked this book. I believe she gave it a 3.5 and we both loved the cover.

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  3. When I first saw the cover and heard it was about faeries, I thought maybe the book was about changelings, but I've heard that isn't the case, so it kind of confuses me too. o__O

    Other than that, this looks like a fun read and one I'll probably pick up in the future when I want something light.

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