Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Review: Glimmerglass

Title: Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker series, book #1)
Author: Jenna Black
Genre: YA Fantasy

It’s all she’s ever wanted to be, but it couldn’t be further from her grasp…

Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, again, Dana decides she’s had enough and runs away to find her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn't just an ordinary teenage girl—she's a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and the only person who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.

Soon, Dana finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone seems to want something from her, from her newfound friends and family to Ethan, the hot Fae guy Dana figures she’ll never have a chance with… until she does. Caught between two worlds, Dana isn’t sure where she’ll ever fit in and who can be trusted, not to mention if her world will ever be normal again… --Goodreads

Glimmerglass surprised me. When I first picked it up, I was expecting another typical Fae tale. One that went with most of the usual myths and legends, and only hoped that the author would find her own voice among the countless others and show me something new.

It went completely beyond my expectations. I was stunned. What an interesting, amazing world that Ms. Black created through the start of this series! I was immediately captivated and wanted to learn more right away! This is not your typical Fae story, no siree. I would say that this may even be a decent starter for anyone who wants to get into a Fae series, but doesn't want to leave the technical world behind them and still just learning about these wonderful beings. It's full of fantasy, action, creep-factor, but also a much more modern take on the faerie species.

I love fae tales. The Iron Fey series. The Wicked Lovely series. Just to name a couple. I don't know why I hadn't picked this one up before to be honest. Maybe I had been a bit wary due to mixed reviews. I shouldn't always trust all reviews entirely as we all know that we have our different reading tastes. Glimmerglass stands on its own ground in a different light from the others I've read. It's not the best, I'll admit, but it's one of the more unique ones.

I found Dana very relatable, having grown up fast during my own childhood and teen years myself. I like finding characters that I can relate with like that. It makes me feel more connected to their story.

I definitely look forward to continuing on with this series.

4 stars!




  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this. :) I read the first two books of the series and have the third book waiting for me on my shelf. Can't wait to get into it.

    Great review. :)


  2. I really liked GLIMMERGLASS too! Avalon would be such a fun place to visit.

  3. Great review! I'm gonna be starting this one soon, I can't wait to read it! :)

    Taylor :)

  4. I enjoyed this series. I have read all of them. I was sad after I read Sirensong because it was the last one :(


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