Monday, September 6, 2010

BOOK REVIEW - GLIMMERGLASS by JENNA BLACK - FAERIEWALKER # 1

By : Jenna Black
Published By : Pan MacMillan
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback, 294 Pages

RATING: 4 STARS!!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, Dana decides she’s had it with being her mother’s keeper, so she packs her bags and heads to stay with her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the 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 who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.


Soon, she finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone wants something from her, even her newfound friends and family. Suddenly, life with her alcoholic mom doesn't sound half bad, and Dana would do anything to escape Avalon and get back home. Too bad both her friends and her enemies alike are determined not to let her go . . .
 

BOOK REVIEW

Dana's mum is a hopeless drunk. Life is not going well for 16 year old Dana on the home front or any front for that matter. Dana decides to take flight literally go meet the father she has never known who lives in Avalon a city outside of London where Faerie and mortals co-exist. After finding her own way to Avalon she is intercepted by a customs official and then her simple plan of landing on her father's doorstep begins to unravel.


Dana is loosely imprisoned after being told her father was in jail. Then she is 'rescued' by the handsome Ethan and his sister Kimber , members of the Student Underground , to then be witness to an attack by the 'Spriggans'. Ethan has a way with women and magical powers to boot. Ethan gets Dana to do a test, which proves she is a Faeriewalker. She is a rarity, a literal half blood who can travel to both realms,  Faerie and mortal. She is the only living one. Dana has no idea how important/valuable she is. Finally Dana is reunited with her Faerie father and the process of father , daughter begins . The Cameo Dana wears is a gift from her father ,  a symbol of the Seelie court , but is it more?
Politics in the Seelie and Unseelie courts ensues and Dana learns she can trust no one.
 I love the introduction of 'Secret Service Man'..aka Finn. he is gorgeously written. Very MIB ( Men In Black). A surprise for the reader appears in the form of Keane. Gothic , gorgeous Keane. Oh dear I am now lost between Keane and Ethan. Which one is my Team captain.


Glimmerglass has manipulation, betrayal, danger, smexi tension and discovery within its pages. Does Dana make it to the Faerie realm? Will the secret of the Cameo be revealed before book 2 'Shadowspell', well you will have to read and find out.


I have predicted we will find out alot more about Keane in Shadowspell....well we had better, he sounds rather nice. I think the story of Dana the  Faeriewalker, has only just begun.  I did laugh at the 'dirty books' that Dana packed in her bag to read. Hmmmm...'dirty books'..lol!!!


FAVE QUOTES:
 
"Look at her face , you wanker!"Kimber said, her voice sharp as needles. "She's about to faint."


Geez, what an asshole. As far as I was concerned, bad boys should be seen , not heard.


"So are we going to have a lesson?" Keane asked, "or are we going to shoot the shit?"


"Now why didn't you go for my balls when I slung you over my shoulder? I let you hang low enough to have a shot."


"He was an asshole, but he was one hell of a sexy asshole, and I couldn't help being aware of it when his hands were on me."
 
Michelle

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