Wednesday, March 30, 2011
45) 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 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 -
I am not a big fan of the faery side of the paranormal and fantasy genre but I am a huge fan of Jenna Black's work and I have had this book on my wishlist for a while. I finally came across it on Audible and decided it was high time I gave it a try. As soon as I started to play the audiobook my first thought was 'hate that voice' but within a few chapters I became used to the voice and kind of enjoyed the different accents and voices the narrator gave each character. All in all I think the book was well read and would recommend listening to this one if you are so inclined and don't always need printed words!
So on to the story! Did I enjoy it? Well I wasn't overwhelmed with love for it but I did find it to be a nice YA novel. It had everything it should have and wasn't too over the top and frightening. What I really liked was how the story looked into many different relationships and how to deal with the situations thrown at the main character. Dana was a think first and then act later person and it was refreshing to read about a young girl who doesn't go looking for trouble. It was just a shame that trouble always found her!
Actually I grew to like Dana quite a lot. I wished I could rush in and save her, take her away from everything and give her the life she wants and deserves. I am really curious to see how things go for her and I will definitely be giving the next book in the series a try. I am not rushing out to get it but I am going to put it on my wishlist.
Maybe a little too YA for me but certainly a book I would buy for a teenager. Nothing too scary, a little bad language and no real talk of sex made this a perfect YA. A good story and an interesting plot kept me listening. Super characters that I want to meet again will have me coming back for more. If you like YA then check this out. If you are a Jenna Black fan like me then you really need to give this a try. This is Jenna like you have never read her before!