Monday, March 28, 2011

GlimmerGlass by Jenna Black (Faeriewalker #1)

Released:  May 25th, 2010
Publisher: St. Matins Griffin
Pages: 294
Rating: 3/5

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…

I had really high expectations for this book but it kind of let me down. I was really disappointed but read it anyway hoping it would get better which it did I guess. 

In Glimmerglass, the existence of faeries is known in the human world. There's a city called Avalon which is sort of the "in-between" between the human and the faerie world. It's a place where both faeries and humans can co-exist. Faeries cannot leave Avalon to venture into the human world and humans can't enter Faerie either. I was a little confused at first about the faeriewalkers and Avalon and had to reread a couple passages until I got it and understood it more. Dana is special in that she's a faeriewalker and can enter both worlds. There are many people who want to take advantage of Dana's special ability and even some who would want her dead because of it.

There were a couple things that I didn't particularly like about Dana. First is how she acted around Ethan. She barely knows anything about him yet she would get all gooey whenever she's around him. Another thing is how much she overacted over certain things. She kept saying how she was mature and took care of her alcoholic mother for years yet every time she overacted it showed how childish she still was.

Ethan to me was too perfect and helpful that he seemed shady to me He was overly nice and that made me think that he was hiding something from Dana. (Which totally annoyed me!)

The whole point of Dana going to Avalon was to meet her dad but he doesn't actually get introduced until halfway through the book. I kept wondering when he was going to appear. The characters where talking about him and early on something happened that kept him away and he couldn't meet Dana that at one point I didn't think he would appear until near the end.

Overall, I still like the premise and the world that this book is set in and really hope that the next book will be 

better if I do decide to pick it up.


  1. Woah, i thought this book was supposed to be great! Well, i guess everyone has different opinions.

  2. I thought it was going to be good to but it turned out to a bit of disappointment. You might like it better though. :)

  3. I didn't like this book either. I felt as if the story was dragging on. Totally agree with everything you said.

  4. Aww, you didn't like it? I thought it was really good.

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