Author: Jenna Black
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: May 25, 2010
I received this book for review from St. Martin's Press, through Library Thing's Early Reviewers program.
Summary: 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 it with 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 realize 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?
Thoughts: Avalon is a place where the modern world mingle and coexist with Fae. Dana is through with being the parent to her mother. So she runs away to Avalon to visit her fae father who she has never met. She strongly feels it's gotta be better than the way she's living now, but sadly she has no clue what she's walking into.
I thought this was a fantastic story. I really enjoy fae stories- always unique and a departure from vampire novels. Now I haven't liked every fae story I've read ... but this one really worked for me. Dana is an exciting character. From the moment she steps into Avalon she's tossed into a messed up situation. She feels lost, and not sure what she is being is told the truth or who she can trust. But by the end of her adventure she comes out a stronger person.
Glimmerglass is a spellbinding ride to the very end. The author has created a faerie world shrouded in danger and intrigue. Avalon is home to both humans and fae. A very tempting place, readers will want to keep coming back. I'm eager to see what is next for Dana. This is Jenna Black's first YA novel, I believe she will be welcomed with open arms.
Score: 4 Stars
Author Website: http://www.jennablack.com/