Sunday, July 29, 2012

Review: Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

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 shes 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.

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.
(Synopsis from goodreads)

Okay so I was extremely excited to read this book. From the description I thought it was going to be amazing. The cover is amazing, and I was anticipating finding out what a Glimmerglass was. I'm pretty sure I still have no idea what a glimmerglass is but oh well.

While reading Glimmerglass for a bit, I was fairly certain I wasn't going to write a review on his book. I know the rule is: If you have nothing nice to say, don't say it at all. I try to follow that rule in my every day life, even so that is why I almost didn't write a review. However, I ended up sort of enjoying the ending a little bit, and figured I could write a little on it. Now keep in mind, this is only my opinion. If you liked/ loved this book please let me know what you enjoyed about it. I would love hearing from you.

Throughout the first two hundred pages of the book, I honestly thought I was going to have to quit reading this book.
  •  I was not a big fan of the character who to me was just whinny and immature, and just completely unlikable to me.
  •  The story-line was so slow, but when it picked up it really picked up which was great.
  •  Reading about Avalon was so amazing, I seriously wished I could visit it in reality because it sounded so amazing. There are hottie guys, blooming friendships, major conflicts, and from what I could tell possibilities for a love triangle angle. There was also, mythical lands, fairy powers, and power plays. 
  • This book is extremely descriptive, and consists mostly of inner dialogue.


  • My favorite character had to be Keane. He was super sexy,although when reading it sounded as if ALL the male characters are super sexy...another reason I would seriously need to visit Avalon. 
  • It seemed to me as if any character but Dana had a strong personality, and to me were more likeable
Dana became likeable to me towards the end of the book which means that I will probably need to go out and get the second books. Which is called Shadowspell.

Overall, if you are struggling through Glimmerglass, I would suggest finishing just in case you end up like me, and like the ending.

Favorite Quote: To me this scene was incredibly funny.
"Glad to hear it," he replied with a cocky smile. "Now why didn't you go for my balls when I slung you over my shoulder? I let you hang low enough to have a shot."
I pushed myself up to a sitting position, ducking my head to hide the blush I was sure colored my cheeks. "Only in your wildest dreams am I touching you there."

Rating: 2/5
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