Post number fourteen is for Jenna Black’s Glimmerglass, which is another book I selected for my Book Talk Presentation. I’m not going to do a spoiler space, as I don’t really have time to write out my thoughts. Instead, here’s what I’m going to say for my presentation on this particular book on Saturday:
When her alcoholic mom interrupts her voice recital with her drunken antics, sixteen-year-old Dana Hathaway decides she’s had enough, and flees the US for Avalon, where she hopes to go live with her mysterious Faerie father, whom she has never met. But upon crossing the border into Avalon, she’s immediately kidnapped by a lady who turns out to be her aunt, and then kidnapped from her kidnapper. Her new captors, a brother-and-sister pair of Fae, tell her that her father is in jail – a sentence no doubt arranged by her aunt, who wanted to prevent him from meeting her – but that he should be out in a few days, and that they were sent to take her to him upon his release. However, she soon realizes that they, too, are keeping secrets and not telling her the whole truth. For it turns out that Dana is a Faeriewalker: a rare individual who can travel between both Faerie and the mortal world. Dana soon realizes that she can’t trust anyone – not her father, whom she finally meets after a crazy 48 hours, and definitely not Ethan, the too-good-to-be-true boy who makes her heart pound and her knees weak. When her bodyguard is brutally attacked, and her life threatened, it soon becomes apparent that the Faerie Queens also have plans for Dana and her ability. Will Dana allow herself to be a pawn in Fae politics? Or will she be able to survive the threats to her life and make her own path? Jenna Black’s Glimmerglass, the first book of three so far in the Faeriewalker series, is a page-turner you will be unable to put down.
One thing I will say is that I really enjoyed this book, and have already purchased the second one (third one’s not released yet) and hope I’ll be able to read it soon, although – as usual – free time is at a premium.