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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Faeries: Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker #1) by Jenna Black

Faerie is a race in Celtic Mythology. This race lives in Otherworld but they're able to come to our world on certain times; Samhain night is considered as one of those times. Some people use the term faerie for any mythical creatures, but some use this term for more ethereal creatures.
Several scholars consider the origin of faeries is actually Gods/Goddesses in Celtic Mythology, but when Christian entered land of Britain, one of the way to reduce human's believe toward these creatures' power was by changing them into faeries; Lugh became the cute green-hatted leprechaun, for example.
In Faeriewalker series by Jenna Black, Faeries live side by side with human in a city called Avalon. This city is the only city in the world where Faerie and human can live together. But the balance within this city is disrupted when powerful faeries are fighting among each others for power.

Title: Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker #1)

Author: Jenna Black

Publisher: St. Martin Griffin

Rating: 3 and a half stars

Tired of dealing with her constant drunken mother, Dana Hathaway decided living in Avalon with his Fae father might be a good idea. The moment she set on her foot in Avalon, she discovered that it was actually a bad idea. Chased by Fae and humans, trapped in the middle of Fae politics and had to deal with handsome Fae teen, she found out that she actually a Faeriwalkers, a person who can walk in both human and Fae's world. In order to survive, Dana had to know where she could place her trust and decided which side she choose.

In my opinion Glimmerglass is very interesting. I'm not a huge fan of Fae, honestly, there's something about the too-handsome and too-powerful creature that irks me. But Glimmerglass is surprisingly acceptable for me. Even though there were some damsel-in-distress moments, I still can stand it. I enjoyed Ms. Black's writing style; it flows naturally. The characters are interesting; some of them seemed to follow stereotype but after awhile, I found out that they were more than meet the eyes.

Overall Glimmerglass is very interesting, although I'm not fascinated by the characters , I enjoy reading it and surely I will read the second book in near time and hope Dana has grown some backbones!


This month is the release month for the third book in Faeriwalker series; Sirensong. Mr. Black had kindly agreed to giveaway a copy of Sirensong to one lucky winner. This is an international giveaway and all you need to do is fill the form HERE!


In Julie's Opinion said...

I really haven't read many books about the Fae but this one sounds really good. I do love the Fae that I have read about, and since you don't and you still liked this book, that's more than enough for me! I am definitely reading it now:)
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Literary Chanteuse said...

Ohh I like the cover!

Aik said...

Glad to hear that you enjoy it fairly well. I'd love to read this book!

Maidenveil said...

awesome review! it's really an interesting story on faeries.

mary ann(RunOnce828) said...

it was an honest review, love it!;p, hope to read the book too.

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