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Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
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Apr 04, 12

Read from January 04 to 15, 2012

Dana Hathaway is a halfling - her mother is human, her father is fey. She lives in a world where humans and fey coexist in a city called Avalon. Avalon has its own political system consisting of human and fey rulers, the world and system are explained by the people that Dana meets when she runs away from her alcoholic mother to live with her father - one of the key players in the Avalon political scene. While I appreciated the world building, a lot was explained through dialogue and that becomes monotonous. It would have been great if Jenna Black showed us the world in other ways.

The moment Dana reaches London the reader is launched into a whirl-wind of activity, from her encounter with her Aunt Grace, her kidnapping, fights, flights and the discovery that she’s wanted as a pawn in the play for political power. The story itself moved quickly, but at the same time I felt as though it was dragging - there was a lot of conflict, but not a lot of answers, at least not until the very end.

At the end of the book I felt as though there was just something missing. I like the characters well enough, the story was interesting enough, the plot was ok, but there was just something that I felt was missing. I thought about this a bit and I think I’ve realized that I found myself more interested in the world than I was interested in what happened to Dana - the protagonist. I didn’t really care about her as much as I should, even Kimber was more interesting as a character and I cared more about Kimber than I did about Dana. I think there are many out there who would enjoy this series, but for me, while I liked it, I don’t really want to know anything else about Dana and what happens to her.
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Reading Progress

01/04/2012
26.0% "not quite what I expected, but I can work with it."
01/15/2012 page 196
64.0% "Wondering if this story is going anywhere..."
01/15/2012 page 304
100.0% "Not my fave..."
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