Glimmerglass It S All She S Ever Wanted To Be, But It Couldn T Be Further From Her GraspDana 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 FaerieDana 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 New Found 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

Jenna Black is your typical writer Which means she s an experience junkie She got her BA in physical anthropology and French from Duke University.Once upon a time, she dreamed she would be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush making fabulous discoveries about primate behavior Then, during her senior year at Duke, she did some actual research in the field and made this shocking discovery

[KINDLE] ✿ Glimmerglass ❃ Jenna Black –
  • Paperback
  • 294 pages
  • Glimmerglass
  • Jenna Black
  • English
  • 03 September 2019
  • 9780312575939

10 thoughts on “Glimmerglass

  1. says:

    One star Ah, here I am, feeling disappointed again with what sounded like a promising series Here s the thing, I know this is a young adult novel but kids aren t stupid Dumbed down writing plot characters does nothing for anyone Especially when there are such wonderful authors out there who do it right Richelle Mead, Melissa Marr, to name a few The writing here is incredibly unsophisticated and the characters so one dimensional and just plain stupid that it was difficult to finish this book Dana isn t a bright girl She flees her alcoholic mother in the States to to the human fairie city of Avalon to meet her fairy father for the first time ever because she s had enough All sorts of unbelievable drama ensues and when Dana s mother shows up she quickly decides that all she wants is her mother sober so she agrees to leave only if her mother agrees to check herself into rehab once they get back to the states Hmmm One would wonder why she never pulled the you better go to rehab or else card before now It apparently never occurred to her which is strange because Black likes to go on and on about how Dana has been an adult for years now, paying all the bills, covering for her mother, yada, yada Unfortunately there isn t an ounce of real worldliness written into this character Black just wants us to pretend Dana as I mentioned, is not a bright girl She s instantly attracted to the only two boys that Black introduces her to Apparently teenage girls are all boy crazy bags of hormones capable of forgiving anything, such as one of the boys almost getting you killed because he was trying to show off If they don t go for the one with the big magical tricks, they go for the badboys fairie version of them anyway One might wonder if Dana has a discriminating bone in her body, but I digress.The Big Bad turns out to be Dana s Aunt Grace and whowouldhavethunkit given the icy reception and treatment she dished out to Dana when she arrived in Avalon And what a big bad she turns out to be Capable of a few zinger of lines and then, well not so much of anything other than a big BOOGETYBOO But look out for her in book two because she just escaped to Fairie Sigh.Really, I am just going to stop here I was monumentally disappointed in the writing, the character and plot development, and the lack of any substantive world building.I am not a fan.

  2. says:

    I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed Courtesy of 10 Things I Hate About You, my thoughts on Glimmerglass.

  3. says:

    Well, I couldn t put off the inevitable any longer and had to finish this book But don t get me wrong, it was not like I had to force myself to continue reading because it was so bad No, it was very much the opposite I enjoyed this book so much that I actually tried to read slowly than usual because I didn t want the story to end I tried to only read 5 pages a day like a certain heroine in one of the books I m currently reading does, but I just couldn t pull it off 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 I am aware that the fact that both guys are basically jerks might reflect badly on my partner choice in general but that s beside the point And for the record, I m on team Keane, the eye candy with the bad attitude I am not a master of verbalizations so I will conclude by saying that Glimmerglass was a very enjoyable read, wrapped up nicely and leaves me looking forward to its sequel Definitely a promising new series.

  4. says:

    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 She is immediately caught within the intricate web of Fae politics 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 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 .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 of my reviews Check out my blog.

  5. says:

    This book silly juvenile.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 Boring 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 16 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 Really And then, hours later, when she finds out that, OMG , he lied to her, she was oh so heartbroken, boohoohoo She is SHALLOW All she sees in the opposite sex is a handsome face Then boom She wants a relationship with them Uh huh 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 No Well, she is 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 And Dana s sudden, Oh, I must leave my mother and go find my father in Avalon beginning was RANDOM Why, after all those years, did she suddenly make this decision SureIt s not only Dana that s shallow, but the book itself Dana spends a majority of the book mooning over Cute Guys 1 3, time feeling sorry for herself, time shopping and wishing she had a BFF, and the rest screaming and wailing while various people are attacked Stupid.Note No matter what you do, do NOT listen to the audiobook It s torture Not only is her voice horribly grating and irritating, but half the BRITISH characters have Australian accents Also, she screeches and wails like a banshee during the most mundane situtaions She sounds like a tea kettle most of the time Warning your ears may bleed if you do decide to listen to it Such a waste of a gorgeous cover.

  6. says:

    WARNING Some minor spoilers, but not enough to cloud it I think.I think I would have enjoyed this book 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 OHNOEZ catastrophe Save me, attractive man I lurve you Would I have been happier with this if I d read it later, when it wasn t directly following The Splendor Falls Yeah, probably 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.Breakdown Liked Avalon First of all, because I simply love to say that name So pretty 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.Dana s mom, Cathy Her drunkenness was interesting to me, and while I can t say whether it was accurate or not, it made her an interesting character.Aunt Grace So she s not exactly one of the good guys so what She and Lachlan intrigued me than other, central characters.Kimber Who Dana really, really, really needs to listen to Girl s smart, and if she s got a chip on her shoulder when it comes to her brother, it s justifiable.Finn Mostly for stabbed, shot, etcetera, etcetera comments Has a kind of dry, stoic humor that made him undeniably cool.Didn t like ETHAN 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 GOOD GRIEF, girl, are they exuding pheromones or something Okay, so this is entirely possible But Ethan, Finn, and Keane is a bit much.The ending s little zOMG DANA IS SPESHUL SNOWFLAEK thingamabob If this twist turns out to be typical in later books, I will be placated We don t know that much about Faeriewalkers at this point, so it s possible that it ll be negated But if she has to be special, let s not make her beyond special, okay Let s see of Alistair His physical description the one time he showed up was interesting, and we didn t meet too many Unseelie if he s prominent in the sequels that I assume are in the works I ll be happier.Faerie Dana needs to visit it Fer serious.Bottom line 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.

  7. says:

    Loved this book The Fae world was so enchanting and intriguing

  8. says:

    Loved it 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 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 to his character and can t wait to find out 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.

  9. says:

    My review is split in to five sections Writing, Plot, Worldbuilding, Characters, and X Factor Each section comprises of either half or one star, except X Factor which can utilise two whole stars.Writing.5At first I was very annoyed with Dana s voice It grated on me in the worst way I was sure I d come across another regular Mary Sue who despite all her difficulties in life actually had no difficulties at all And at first it seemed an accurate guess even on the very first page I found something to put me off I don t know if Black is a singer, but I am, and Voi Che Sapete is not a song for someone with a pretty, light soprano voice It s meant to be sung by a girl dressed as a boy in the opera world, these are known as britches roles Mezzo sopranos have three roles witches villains , bitches femme fatale or britches breeches boy roles It s not unheard of for a soprano to sing Voi Che Sapete, but in general it s made for someone with a richer, lower range than that There are a hundred songs suited to a soprano with a pretty voice It s like someone telling me a soprano sang Habanera you just wonder why While it s not entirely inaccurate, it is inaccurate enough.It also doesn t matter how naturally pretty one s voice is singing well requires training End of story 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 The idea that Dana didn t need singing lessons because her voice was pretty vaguely offended me, as a classically trained singer myself Pretty means nothing if you re not taught how to use it There s a reason all the opera singers in the world basically sound the same and at the other end of the spectrum, all the untrained pop singers using auto tune 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 I ve quit than one choir because the teacher was ignorant on how to train singers.That being said, I m still yet to figure out if there is some significance in choosing that particular song for Dana s recital Voi Che Sapete basically translates to Tell Me What Love Is and is a song sang on command by the girl dressed as a boy for the amusement of two other characters I want to give Black credit for choosing a song that reflects Dana s naivety when it comes to guys There was no romance in this book Dana feels attraction to every male Fae unrelated to her This isn t romance, but lust.But that was not all that bothered me about the writing in this novel For the first half of the book I was mentally re writing it as I went, which isn t a good thing I felt it was a little clumsy and simply not as well written as I wanted it to be However, by the second half of the novel I think Dana s voice finally gelled with me, and I could actually begin to enjoy it.Plot.5Being bored in a book is never a good thing I wasn t particularly thrilled as I read this 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 also liked the fact that so many human things applied to the Fae part of Avalon her father s custody, for example, and the whole thing about passports It s such a human mess to get in to 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 If that was the point, then maybe it just didn t impress me enough.To quote my friend Anila on the formula of the teen urban fantasy genre 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 OHNOEZ catastrophe Save me, attractive man I lurve you Predictable Yes Annoying HELL YES.Worldbuilding 1The biggest thing that confused me with the worldbuilding was the fact that Dana kept her half Fae status a secret from the human world I just couldn t comprehend 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 It s totally nothing to be ashamed of I imagine those half Fae humans would be revered and popular.Apart from that, I found the explanation for Dana s Faeriewalker status to be satisfactory enough to believe I liked the twist about females havin of a say in their genetics but Fae being stronger as well, so only a Fae man and human woman could produce a straight 50 50 Faeriewalker That made sense enough I also thought the realism of the Fae society in Avalon still being quite human based was intriguing it wasn t so extraordinarily different like in Spells, another Faerie book I ve read recently I liked the idea of Fae students in student housing It struck me as bringing realism into a Faerie book.Characters 1Like I mentioned earlier, Dana s voice grated on me at first I really wanted to like this book and for the first half I wasn t convinced I did Then I read a small section one paragraph, really that summed up Dana s voice and her character and I decided that even though she was helpless and really quite ashamedly ignorant of Avalon and Fae life and politics which really, she had no excuse for being so ignorant because she knew her father was Fae, she knew she was running away to Avalon, and Avalon and Faeirie aren t some secret world that only a few lucky sould know about in the human world I ended up liking her Not a lot Just a little.I pretty much think Ethan s a dick He can go jump in that moat again for all I care I like Keane as a love interest better, even though he s abrasive and rude and nothing beyond Dana s burning loins suggested he was even going to be a love interest 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 I didn t like Ethan from the start, and his actions only encouraged that dislike to grow Even his great redemption scene didn t impress me My favourite part was when view spoiler Dana kneed him in the nuts hide spoiler

  10. says:

    4.5 Loved the world building full review to come.

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