REVIEW: Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

GLIMMERGLASS by Jenna Black

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (May 25, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312575939
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312575939
  • Cover: Beautiful
  • Series: Yes
  • Author Website: Jenna Black



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    At first I was hesitant to read another faery novel due to the currently over saturated market, but I was pleasantly surprised but how much I was pulled into this new and intriguing story.

    Glimmerglass is Jenna Black's debut YA genre novel and she has done a exceptional job of putting a new spin on the customary faery tale.

    Dana Hathaway may be sixteen but she has always had to be an adult ever since she was a mere child due to the fact that her mother was an alcoholic hot mess. One day Dana reaches her crap quota and decides to locate her father whom is an important faery and lives in Avalon--a place where the faery and human world overlap and thrive. One Google search and she has her information and she goes overseas in search of a life where she can act like a teenager instead of the adult she was tired of being, but she soon regrets what she so desperately was seeking for. Once in Avalon Dana finds out that her father is in jail and she is immediately taken away by her Aunt, only to be kidnapped by a brother and sister duo that have another agenda for her well-being. In their charge Dana finds out that she is a Faery Walker--one that can bring magic into the human world and technology into the Faery realm. She soon realizes why she is so sought after and when she finally meets her father and finds out how terrifying that concept is and her father has no plans of letting her go. Now she is a practically a prisoner in her father's home and sorely wishing she was with her mother again.

    The combination of fae tradition and human technology in the world of Avalon is intriguing and original. Glimmerglass has much promise, for I felt that it had a good basic structure while exhibiting a few plot points that I was not totally sold on. Yet, It was enough to whet my appetite and keep me interested. I am hopeful that the storyline will improve with subsequent novels because Dana Hathaway is a force to be recognized and I cannot wait to witness her ultimate potential. I am also eager to see whom her romantic interest will be, she has several options that are both yummy and dangerous.

    Glimmerglass is a fun read with great action moments that will keep you engaged and ultimately wanting more.

    2 comments on "REVIEW: Glimmerglass by Jenna Black"

    Pam wrote: July 30, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    I really want to read this one!


    Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) wrote: July 30, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    I'm not really much of a faery fan and I think that's why I never took a second look at this one. I'll admit that the plot does sound unique and intriguing. I may pick it up in the future. Thanks for the review :D

    And I just have to tell you that I love how you call Dana's mom an 'alcoholic hot mess.' I'm sure it wasn't meant to be amusing, but I kinda love the 'hot mess' part.


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