Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

Oct 12, 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pub. Date: May 25, 2010
ISBN: 0312575939
Pages: 304 pages
Source: Author
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…
I haven’t been able to find a good faerie book since reading The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. So, I was excited to read Glimmerglass because I had heard some great things about it.
The beginning was great and dove head first into the plot. I wasn't able to put the book down until I finished it! It wasn't slow and kept me guessing until the end. Jenna Black also added her own touch to the Fae world. I was glad to see that because I get tired of reading the same things over and over.

Dana was a good character protagonist. She had a few issues, but I felt like she grew a bit at the end. Ethan was absolutely wonderful too! I loved him and hated him, but mostly loved him. I found Finn was my favorite character though, he was so incredibly lovable. The wide range of characters worked great for the story and together.

Overall I loved this book and recommend it to those who want a good Faerie book. I am eagerly waiting for the next book Shadowspell!

Rating: 4.5 stars / 5 stars


  1. Thanks so much for the review!
    I have already ordered it and it looks wonderful!

    Btw, have you read the Knife/Rebel/(Arrow) trilogy by R.J. Anderson? It is a bout Fairies too and I ordered it because I wanted to read about Fairies!!

  2. Hmm...I wonder if we read the same book.

    Oh well. Great review anyway. You've convinced me to consider re-reading it in the future. Maybe I'll feel better about it then.

  3. I actually had only read negative reviews about this book so I'd removed it from my WL. Looks like maybe I better still try it out!


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