Story Synopsis (From Cover): 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…
My Thoughts: Jenna Black’s bewitching journey takes us into the city of Avalon, a place halfway between the world of Faerie and the mortal world. Avalon is the only place where Fae and humans can coexist.
16 year old Dana Hathaway is frustrated and fed up with having to always be the responsible one, or “parent” if you will, to her alcoholic mother. After an embarrassing run in with her drunk mom at her recital, Dana decides to seek out the Fae father she has never met in Avalon. From the moment she steps off the plane in London (the place one must go to access Avalon), she is thrown into a steady stream of difficult situations – leaving the ordinary teenager she once was in the past. Dana now feels lost, alone (even more so than before and regardless of the presence of her father) and consumed with all the lies swirling around her. She’s been kidnapped by her Aunt Grace, rescued by 2 Faerie siblings, Ethan and Kimber, catapulted into the confusing realm of Fae politics, and told she’s a very rare, very powerful, Faeriewalker all within the confines of just a few days after arriving in Avalon.
Both the main and secondary character development was spot on and the author left enough room for the expansion of character’s positions in the story for future books in the series. ( I need more of the mysterious, seemingly dark and gorgeous (Knight) Finn and (Un-Knight) Keane… RAWR!)
Glimmerglass is very well written, well paced and keeps you engaged up until the very end. I’ve found that some Faerie books have intimidating, complex backdrops that easily lose readers attention early on, but that’s not the case here. The simplicity of the authors words allowed for a better understanding of the needed descriptions of the politics and backgrounds associated with the Fae world.
If you’re looking for a great read full of magic, romance, an omg-I-can’t-decide-between-these-two-super-hot-characters love triangle, a dose of teen angst and some really good action scenes, I’d highly recommend Glimmerglass!
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