Thursday, March 17, 2011

Review: Glimmerglass

Title: Glimmerglass (A Faeriewalker Novel)
Author: Jenna Black
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Description (from Goodreads):
Dana Hathaway doesn't know it yet, but she's in big trouble. When her mother, an alcoholic, shows up at her voice recital drunk, Dana decides she's had enough of playing the role of her mother's keeper, so she packs her bags and travels to see her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the magical world of Faerie intersect. Dana is a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds. She has always known that her father is a big-deal Fae, but what she doesn't realise is that she could be the key to his rise to power. When she arrives in Avalon, Dana finds herself a pawn in the game of magical politics. Avalon is a place where both magic and technology work, and humans and Fae coexist in something resembling peace. How can she change the winds of fate, find a boyfriend, and make new friends when she's not sure who, if anyone, can be trusted.

My Review:

I've been wanting to read this book for quite some time now. I love a good book about Fae, and this one didn't disappoint!

I think the cover of this book is gorgeous. I think it's actually fitting to the book once you read it.

I love the idea of the glimmerglass. I'm not going to say what exactly the glimmerglass is ( I don't like spoilers!), but I can't wait to see what comes of it in the next book. I also really liked the idea that there could be this city that is the connection between Faerie and our world, and that people know about it. I thought that was pretty unique. In the stories I have read before people don't know that the Fae even exist.

One thing I think was kind of missing in this book is a little bit more info about Fae and their magic. I felt like it was mentioned, but could use some more details about it.Hopefully Shadowspell, the second book in the Faeriewalker series, will dig a bit deeper.

I felt like the end wasn't really an ending. It didn't leave us hanging with a cliffhanger, but it also left the story open. It felt a little anti-climatic or something.

I really did enjoy this book and will definitely be reading on in the series.


  1. I think you'll really enjoy Shadowspell! :)

  2. Oooh I really need to start this series! I haven't read too many faery books - Wicked Lovely series was my first taste in fae and I loved them. Glimmerglass sounds great, I'm definitely going to be giving this a try. Thanks! :)

  3. Ooh, I've been eyeing this for a while, I just adore that cover :) I'm hit-and-miss with faeries and I'm glad to hear this one doesn't disappoint. Thanks for the review!
    ps, new follower here, i'm liking your blog!


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