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  1. Faeriewalker Series by Jenna Black
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No, it was very much the opposite. I am an addict, after all. I know, there are a lot of people who might object, but for me this book had it all. A gripping plot, cute romance and lots of endearing characters. Ok, I admit that the idea of Avalon being on top of a mountain in the middle of Great Britain is a tad bit ridiculous but apart from that I really liked the world Black created in her novel.

As for the characters, they were just great! I liked the heroine Dana instantly and could easily relate to her. Kimber and Finn were fun and grew on me almost immediately. Despite some initial imagination issues thanks to some discussions with my goodreads friends I was imagining Ethan to look like this and Keane to look like this , I found the guys in this book exactly to my taste. A cocky player and an arrogant bad boy, who both might not be so bad after all.

Definitely a promising new series. View all 30 comments. Jun 20, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: Glimmerglass is the first book I've read about faeries that I have not absolutely hated. Jenna Black did a marvelous job of intertwining the fascinating, enchanting world of Avalon with unique, compelling characters.

At the age of sixteen-years-old, Dana Hathaway decides she has had enough of her alcoholic mother. After one dreadful interruption at Dana's voice recital, she decides to run away to the magical city of Avalon.

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She is immediately caught within the intricate web of Fae politics. Despi Glimmerglass is the first book I've read about faeries that I have not absolutely hated. Despite her father being one of the powerful politicians in Avalon, Dana struggles to discover who she can trust and how to survive in this strange, sensational world. My favorite aspect of Glimmerglass was Dana's narrative - Black managed to keep her wry and witty tone consistent alongside the vulnerable voice of a lost, teenage girl.

All of the characters were three-dimensional and intriguing, and I am looking forward to seeing more of them in the next Faeriewalker novel. The plot remained mostly ambiguous throughout the entire novel. Dana did not really understand what was going on around her, so she had to depend on the various individuals that came to her aid. That being said, some of the individuals - like cutthroat Aunt Grace, or sexy, enigma Ethan - could not be trusted to have Dana's best interests at heart. Glimmerglass possessed a satisfying ending with the perfect amount of information provided to keep readers wanting more.

Though not flawless in structure, Jenna Black's debut YA novel will greatly please fans of the Fae, and entertain others who just want a good book to read. Want to read more of my reviews? Check out my blog. View all 16 comments. Jan 20, Krista I remember you, Min Critical rated it it was ok. First off, it is not unique or creative or new in any way unless you count the fact that the fey can apparently lie in this one.

It was full of dumb cliches. And the beginning of the book did NOT hook me in at all. In fact, it turned me off. And from there, things did not get much better. Dana is supposedly sooo mature and worldly, but to me, she was THE most immature year-old main character ever written. The second she sees Cute Guy 1, she's all: OOO, I'm in love. OOOO he touched me! Oooo, he looked at me! And then, hours later, when she finds out that, OMG! All she sees in the opposite sex is a handsome face.

She wants a relationship with them. When I was sixteen and interacted with "cute guys" I did not fall at their feet simply because they were attractive. Honestly, her woebegone reaction to Ethan's lies was pathetic. She barely knew the guy! Get over it already. Wahwahwah, some cute guy never really liked me because I'm so plain looking boohoo. She spends half the book obsessing over how cute Cute Guy 1 or Cute Guy 2 or Cute Guy 3 is, or how boohoo, they'll never like her because she's plain. Did I mention she was petty? And then there's Jenna Black, who thinks teenagers are brainless idiots.

It wasn't enough for Dana to tell us her stomach felt empty. No, she had to also clarify that what she meant when she complained of an empty stomach, was that she was, GASP, hungry! Why, after all those years, did she suddenly make this decision? It's not only Dana that's shallow, but the book itself. Dana spends a majority of the book mooning over Cute Guys 1- 3, more time feeling sorry for herself, more time shopping and wishing she had a BFF, and the rest screaming and wailing while various people are attacked.

No matter what you do, do NOT listen to the audiobook. Also, she screeches and wails like a banshee during the most mundane situtaions. She sounds like a tea kettle most of the time. Such a waste of a gorgeous cover. View all 3 comments. Feb 16, Kogiopsis rated it liked it Shelves: Some minor spoilers, but not enough to cloud it. I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I'd read it at a different time.

Fact is, I'm getting a bit fed up with the new 'teen urban fantasy' genre and how formulaic it can be. I swallowed it for a while, but now I'm starting to gag when I come across 'My life sucks, here I go to a new place; Oh! I'm special; look at these attractive men around me, however shall I choose? Save me, attractive man! But the two are so incredibly similar that I started getting annoyed at both. Not to say that I didn't enjoy them both, in the end, but after reading it I got the feeling that TSF was this book crossed with Beautiful Creatures; and as it was published before either of them, that feeling really bugs me.

First of all, because I simply love to say that name. Nice way to combine fae and humans, and it seemed to work into the normal world fairly well. The mention of an 'I heart symbol Avalon' shirt was particularly amusing, in a small way. Her drunkenness was interesting to me, and while I can't say whether it was accurate or not, it made her an interesting character.

So she's not exactly one of the 'good guys'; so what? She and Lachlan intrigued me more than other, more central characters. Who Dana really, really, really needs to listen to more. Girl's smart, and if she's got a chip on her shoulder when it comes to her brother, it's justifiable. Mostly for 'stabbed, shot, etcetera, etcetera' comments. Has a kind of dry, stoic humor that made him undeniably cool.

For me, he was one of those characters I'd cheerfully push off a cliff. Maybe it's because I read a review of Hush, Hush that mentioned the 'romantic lead' and his near-rapist tendencies, but I saw a lot of that in Ethan. He seems like Black is trying to make him an unwilling tool in his father's plots, but really he seems pretty complicit to me. And can you say Stu? Magically powerful, beyond hot, from a wealthy family, and saves heroine multiple times. My favorite Ethan moment? When Dana dumped coffee on him. Dana's instant attraction to anything male, fae, and not her father. Okay, so this is entirely possible.

But Ethan, Finn, and Keane is a bit much.

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    5. But if she has to be special, let's not make her beyond special, okay? Let's see more of: His physical description the one time he showed up was interesting, and we didn't meet too many Unseelie; if he's more prominent in the sequels that I assume are in the works I'll be happier. Dana needs to visit it. I would read at least one sequel. I would reccomend this to genre fans only.

      I'd probably not re-read this one anytime soon. Feb 10, Kayla rated it really liked it. The Fae world was so enchanting and intriguing. Jul 22, Lissa added it Shelves: My review is split in to five sections: Each section comprises of either half or one star, except X-Factor which can utilise two whole stars.

      And at first it seemed an accurate guess — even on the very first page I found so My review is split in to five sections: And at first it seemed an accurate guess — even on the very first page I found something to put me off. Mezzo-sopranos have three roles: There are a hundred songs more suited to a soprano with a pretty voice. There are a hundred things to learn like correct breathing technique and how to lift the soft palette and find the correct place in your body for your voice to resonate. There are thousands of tricks from how to stand, how to shift your weight as you sing, how and what to visualise as you sing to help the voice.

      Training also blends the chest voice and the head voice. Singing well requires practice. You can have a very pretty voice but be singing incorrectly and it will end up damaging your voice if you do it too often.

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      There was no romance in this book. Dana feels attraction to every male Fae unrelated to her. But that was not all that bothered me about the writing in this novel. I felt it was a little clumsy and simply not as well-written as I wanted it to be. I liked the idea of Dana having the ovaries to chase her own destiny, but sometimes it felt like I was just reading filler, waiting for the next interesting thing to happen. Dana was very much a victim, often under the control of someone else. That kind of plot is not really my thing. However, I did appreciate the fact that she was willing to try for her freedom.

      I think Black really pulled off the real-world feeling very well, even though this was mostly set in Avalon. I did however feel that mostly the book was about Dana changing jail cells with different captors. To quote my friend Anila on the formula of the teen urban fantasy genre: Worldbuilding 1 The biggest thing that confused me with the worldbuilding was the fact that Dana kept her half-Fae status a secret from the human world.

      If the Fae are so awesomely cool, and Avalon is an actual recognised country or whatever and the real world knows about Faerie, why was it such a secret? That made sense enough. I liked the idea of Fae students in student housing. It struck me as bringing realism into a Faerie book. He can go jump in that moat again for all I care. I find Ethan to rank among those distasteful boys of YA literature — the ones who manipulate, both physically and emotionally, our darling heroines who are often too stupid to live. My favourite part was when view spoiler [Dana kneed him in the nuts.

      Closely followed by the time she view spoiler [threw coffee in his face. I did however rather like Kimber. I loved the fact that at first she was very icy and removed. I loved the way she acted around her brother.

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      I loved that she was a super-smart kid with an inferiority complex. I loved that she had walls Dana needed to break down. Alcoholism is nothing to step around lightly, unlike for example suicide. Alcoholism kills people and destroys families. Finn was my favourite character. You can never have too much underwear.

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      Especially when you hate doing laundry. I then handed the bag to Finn to carry. He hesitated for a second, and I swear I could feel those laser-beam eyes on me even through the dark glasses. He regained it real fast, though, and took the bag from me without comment. I nearly laughed out loud once above , but that was it. View all 4 comments. Mar 26, Nic rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was eagerly anticipating this book and it did not disappoint.

      Glimmerglass had it all. Interesting characters, fast paced and gripping plot and fantastic writing. I liked Jenna Black's take on Avalon and Fairy. It was just effortless to read. I also loved the characters. Dana is a strong character that I instantly liked. Her possible love interest, Ethan, was my favourite character, he was witty and gorgeous. He makes some mistakes along the way but I think him not being so perfect is Loved it!

      He makes some mistakes along the way but I think him not being so perfect is what made me like him so much and his gorgeous teal blue eyes helped! I'm very curious about Keane, I feel there is a lot more to his character and can't wait to find out more. Hopefully he will have a bigger role in the next installment. I also like how the romance in this book is happening kinda of slowly no love at first sight just lust. I also liked Finn, her bodyguard, he was a great supporting character.

      He certainly made me laugh at times. The ending is satisfying but at the same time left me craving the sequel. Overall, a great start to an exciting new series. Can't wait to read Shadowspell. View all 11 comments. Glimmerglass is the first book in a promising new series; Faeriewalker by Jenna Black. I've never read anything by her before, but I really like the way she writes! I'm not going to say to much since I don't want to give anything away, but I will say that I loved this book. The concept, or politics to this particular element was different then other Faerie books I've read.

      Most of it, I'll admit I don't understand all too well, but Black's take on it seemed so natural, penning this book with amazi Glimmerglass is the first book in a promising new series; Faeriewalker by Jenna Black. Most of it, I'll admit I don't understand all too well, but Black's take on it seemed so natural, penning this book with amazing flow, it was very easy to get lost in her world of Avalon.

      I liked how different this book was, it almost felt like I wasn't reading a Faerie book, it was so modern, blending humor with fast paced excitement that made this easy to relate too. Also giving the readers a perfect connection to the world and it's plot. I really loved the characters in this book. All of them really are incredible.

      The dialog was filled with wit and humor and each carried there own voice extremely well. Poor Dana, she really has had a hard go right from the start, like her, I too was confused, didn't know who I could trust and it felt like everyone had there one agenda's to use Dana for there will. Not to say that these character were bad, but it gave a sence of keeping you on your toes while reading, guessing along with the character, and trying to find the sane in an insane situation.

      Ethan is yummy, but I'm not going to talk about him.


      It's creative, fun and funny, exciting and best of all it has Ethan's charming smile and teal blue eyes that made me melt like butter okay, I talked about him a little seriously though, it has a wonderful cast of characters that I loved. The plot was original, or as original can be while reading this element and the writing is remarkable! Can't wait for book two! A must read for any Fae fans looking for a fun and an intriguing escape!

      May 18, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 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.

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      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. Jan 21, Rebekah rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 21, Danny rated it liked it Shelves: I'm not sure about this book to be honest, but I enjoyed it in the end so I think a 3 star rating is just about right for it. Jenna Black creates a very interesting and unique Faery world. Here, Avalon exists as a city in England which is a combined city of mortals and Fae, much like Vatican city.

      Everyone knows about Faery and Avalon seems more like Disneyland where everyone wants to go once and visit. As I said, pretty new and unique and honestly I found it quite funny! Dana is a rare half-bre I'm not sure about this book to be honest, but I enjoyed it in the end so I think a 3 star rating is just about right for it.

      Dana is a rare half-breed with a human mother and an old Faery father whom she has never seen in her life. Her mother is a ralcoholic and Dana grows up having to take care of her mother instead of being just a child that enjoys childhood. One day, she decides to leave her mother to live with her father in Avalon. Half-breeds are rare and apparently they are powerful Dana has no clue about this so everyone tries to take advantage of her once she entered Avalon. She's kidnapped and then her journey begins - who to trust? I had to remind me a few times that Dana is 16 and still a teenager although she wants to be so very mature - she obviously is not.

      I'm used to much stronger characters in YA fiction that I was a bit annoyed by her immature behavior sometimes, but then I reminded myself that she's 16 and has a right to be like this. She meets two possible love interests what would be a story like this without love? I couldn't figure Ethan out to be honest. He's trying to help her, to protect her and she's immediately totally swoon over him.

      We don't have "love at first sight, finding the soul mate in the first two pages" but the romance they develop was quite lacking. Ethan is very hard to figure out, which is good and just makes him more interesting. In summary, the plot is interesting and has a great potential, the main character Dana missed some deepness and development. But overall, a fun and nice read and I will definitely read the next book!! Jun 01, Inge rated it did not like it Shelves: I'm a sucker for a great cover and a good title and this book has both.

      The Fae world and its magical properties blend seamlessly with the world on this side of the border, welcoming us into a realm that mirrors our own for ambition and cruelty yet promises something greater — if only the forces for good can survive. Glimmerglass enchants absolutely, and heralds the beginning of a series that might well topple Potter and Twilight from their pedestals. Children's books and book reviews - reading resource for kids, teachers, librarians, parents. Glimmerglass Faeriewalker, Book 1 by Jenna Black.

      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 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 I have had this book on my TBR pile for quite a while to read.

      I listened to this on audiobook and Dana Hathaway is a halfling - her mother is human, her father is fey.