Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday 21 - Glimmerglass

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine. This week's choice is:

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black - Release Date: May 25, 2010
It’s all she’s ever wanted to be, but it couldn’t be further from her grasp…

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…

It's funny, I keep saying I'm not really into faerie stories and then I keep finding faerie books I want to read! I think what I like about this is that while it's about the faerie world, it also sounds like it's very grounded in our world too. With Dana's real world family problems, this reminds me of the Wicked Lovely books, or Holly Black's Tithe. I love the idea that technology matters in the faerie world. I'm very intrigued to read this one.

This is Jenna Black's YA debut. She's also written several adult Urban Fantasy books. Glimmerglass is on my debut authors challenge list. Is it on yours?


elizabeth said...

Great pick! This book definitely sounds interesting.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

It is on my list. Thanks for the review. :-)

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