Saturday, August 6, 2011

Book Review #55 - Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker #1) By Jenna Black

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 in 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 Rating: 4/5
I was hesitant to read this book as I am not the biggest fan of Faery books. After a slow start to this book, I slowly got sucked in and throughout the second half of the book I couldn't put it down. 
Dana is definitely one of the strongest female protagonists I have read (probably slightly behind Rose from Vampire Academy and Katniss from Hunger Games). 
I am currently reading the next book in the series, Shadowspell. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm excited to start this book!

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