Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, Dana decides she’s had it with being her mother’s keeper, so she packs her bags and heads to stay with her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the 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 who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.
Soon, she finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone wants something from her, even her newfound friends and family. Suddenly, life with her alcoholic mom doesn't sound half bad, and Dana would do anything to escape Avalon and get back home. Too bad both her friends and her enemies alike are determined not to let her go . --taken from goodreads
I first ran across this book in a recommendation from Amazon. The book description drew me in. I bought the book, but it sat on my shelf for a couple of weeks. When I finally did pick it up to read, I was not sorry. It took me just a few days to finish.
What I liked most about this book:
In this book Dana is forced to face crises after crises. First taking care of her alcoholic mother than being thrown into a world that she knows very little about. I liked the way the author portrayed Dana. Dana freaks out every now and then, which to me is realistic. No matter how mature you are some things just throw you off balance and Dana is no exception. She finds out she is a faeriewalker and more powerfull than she even realizes. Dana's emotions through out the book are quite believable, from meeting her father for the first time to having her first kiss. Speaking of kisses, there are also a couple of love interest. There is Ethan, "the I know I shouldn't want you but I do" guy. Let's face it we all love this guy and Keane, the "I can't believe my dad is trying to set us up" guy. They both are intriguing characters. I can't wait to see who she goes for. There is not much I didn't like in this book. I found the story line exciting and full of adventure.
I love a good faerie story and this is definitely a good faerie story. I can't wait until Shadowspell, the next novel in the Faeriewalker series.
If you like books of Faeries, I would recommend this book to you.