Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
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… (back cover)
Glimmerglass is the first in the new Young Adult – Fairiewalker series by Jenna Black.
What teenage girl wouldn’t want to stumble into the world of the Fae, where every guy is more gorgeous than the next?
I truly enjoyed this read. For me it was a quick, page turner, right from the start I didn’t want to put it down.
I love how Black set up the lead character, Dana, to be a responsible 16 year old, who is mature yet still naïve. Dana is extremely well done, you love her from the start. Dana Hathaway rushes to leave the problems of her mom beyond, only to discover her world was not nearly as turned around as it could be. Captivity, lies and tricks await her as she arrives in Avalon, as well as Ethan and ….shall we say boy #2…who enjoys throwing her down.
The world of the Fae is always fascinating and can easily be ruined as authors make it “their own”. Black has not left me disappointed and we’ve only just hit the tip of the world in this book. I hope that Black takes us on the magical journey through her version of the world in many more books in this series; I for one can’t wait. I think I’ve only been this excited about the Fae world from 2 other authors (some of my faves in para-rotica)
Great book for teens and adults…. 4/5
Book 2 in this series is due out next year.
Just a note – I loved the cover of this book, the matte feel of the paper was unique.