Review – Glimmerglass
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  • June 14, 2010

Well, that’s the third book this week that didn’t stick. I picked up Glimmerglass by Jenna Black and, suffice it to say, it was not a win. This may be due to the fact that this week I had some personal crises going on that didn’t allow me to focus, but you know.. the books might not have been that stunning to begin with.

Anywho, Glimmerglass. Right. Dana’s Mother is an ex-denizen of a mystical place called Avalon. Dana has never met her Father, a Fae man who has always been after them. Dana’s Mother has kept them on the run, constantly moving place to place. Dana’s Mother is also a drunk and an ever-present embarrassment to her daughter. The last straw finally occurs when Dana’s Mother shows up at a vocal recital smashed out of her mind. That night Dana decides to flee her Mother, contact her Father, and travel to Avalon to make a fresh start.

Everything goes wrong once Dana arrives in Avalon. She basically spends the next hundred pages getting out of one locked room and messed up situation to land in another locked up room and crisis situation. At first she is rescued by Ethan and Kimber, beautiful brother and sister who abuse Dana’s trust when she’s most vulnerable. But I’m sure they turn out to be ok… I don’t know. Because after the third or fourth locked room (might have been fifth, I lost count) I sighed and shut the book. I was getting very tired of the seesaw, back and forth, plot that was going absolutely nowhere. It boiled down to Dana couldn’t trust anyone, they were all out to screw her over, and they all wanted to use her very rare super special awesome power to advance their own ends. And one long make out scene in between to break up the boring.

I wasn’t impressed. I didn’t finish. If it was more than kidnap, escape, and earning trust only to have it broken then maybe I would have enjoyed it more. I was bored, so I stopped.

1 of 5 stars. I will not be reading more Jenna Black anytime soon.

-BP

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