Thursday, December 30, 2010


author: Jenna Black
series: Faeriewalker
published: May 25th 2010
publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
format: paperback
pages: 294

The following synopsis comes from Goodreads.

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…

My Thoughts:
The Cover:
My favorite part of the cover of this book is the spine; it's pink and it has silver polka dots along the sides. The cover itself is really cute, too. I like the flowy image that floats on the cover. It looks like magic! I think it looks really nice next to the cover of the sequel, Shadowspell.
The Book:
First, I'd like to point out that Dana knows her Fae heritage. In most (maybe even all) of the other YA faerie books I've read, it's a surprise to the protagonist. I felt like this was a nice change.
The story flowed very nicely and was quick paced. I could not put this book down! At first, I was not thrilled by the fact that Avalon is full of faeries and humans and that people know about the fae. But, I quickly got over that and decided that this fact makes the story different and more exciting.
Glimmerglass is a different type of faerie novel and I truly can't wait until January 4th, when Shadowspell is released.