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Lo specchio delle fate (Faeriewalker #1)

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Avalon, dove il mondo umano e quello incantato magicamente si incontrano Dana Hathaway non lo sa ancora, ma sta per cacciarsi davvero nei guai. Quando sua madre si presenta al saggio di fine anno ubriaca, la ragazza capisce di averne abbastanza: è giunto il momento di prendere un volo che dagli Stati Uniti la porterà fino alla lontana Inghilterra. È diretta verso la mitica ...more
Paperback, Vertigo #57, 288 pages
Published April 12th 2012 by Newton & Compton (first published May 25th 2010)
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Sabrina
Jun 05, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
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Andrea
"I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be . . . whelmed?"

Courtesy of 10 Things I Hate About You, my thoughts on Glimmerglass.
Jessica
Well, I couldn’t put off the inevitable any longer and had to finish this book. But don’t get me wrong, it was not like I had to force myself to continue reading because it was so bad. No, it was very much the opposite. I enjoyed this book so much that I actually tried to read more slowly than usual because I didn’t want the story to end. I tried to only read 5 pages a day like a certain heroine in one of the books I’m currently reading does, but I just couldn’t pull it off. I am an addict, afte ...more
Thomas
Jun 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Glimmerglass is the first book I've read about faeries that I have not absolutely hated. Jenna Black did a marvelous job of intertwining the fascinating, enchanting world of Avalon with unique, compelling characters.

At the age of sixteen-years-old, Dana Hathaway decides she has had enough of her alcoholic mother. After one dreadful interruption at Dana's voice recital, she decides to run away to the magical city of Avalon. She is immediately caught within the intricate web of Fae politics. Despi
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Krista (I remember you, Min) (Critical)
This book silly/juvenile.

First off, it is not unique or creative or new in any way (unless you count the fact that the fey can apparently lie in this one). It was full of dumb cliches. Boring. And the beginning of the book did NOT hook me in at all. In fact, it turned me off. And from there, things did not get much better.

Dana is supposedly sooo mature and worldly, but to me, she was THE most immature 16-year-old main character ever written. The second she sees Cute Guy #1, she's all: OOO, I'm
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Kogiopsis
WARNING: Some minor spoilers, but not enough to cloud it. I think.

I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I'd read it at a different time.
Fact is, I'm getting a bit fed up with the new 'teen urban fantasy' genre and how formulaic it can be. I swallowed it for a while, but now I'm starting to gag when I come across 'My life sucks, here I go to a new place; Oh! I'm special; look at these attractive men around me, however shall I choose? OHNOEZ catastrophe! Save me, attractive man! I lurve y
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Kayla
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! The Fae world was so enchanting and intriguing
Lissa
My review is split in to five sections: Writing, Plot, Worldbuilding, Characters, and X-Factor. Each section comprises of either half or one star, except X-Factor which can utilise two whole stars.

Writing .5
At first I was very annoyed with Dana’s voice. It grated on me in the worst way – I was sure I’d come across another regular Mary-Sue who despite all her difficulties in life actually had no difficulties at all. And at first it seemed an accurate guess – even on the very first page I found so
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Nic
Loved it! I was eagerly anticipating this book and it did not disappoint. Glimmerglass had it all. Interesting characters, fast paced and gripping plot and fantastic writing.

I liked Jenna Black's take on Avalon and Fairy. It was just effortless to read. I also loved the characters. Dana is a strong character that I instantly liked. Her possible love interest, Ethan, was my favourite character, he was witty and gorgeous. He makes some mistakes along the way but I think him not being so perfect is
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~Tina~
Dec 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Glimmerglass is the first book in a promising new series; Faeriewalker by Jenna Black. I've never read anything by her before, but I really like the way she writes!

I'm not going to say to much since I don't want to give anything away, but I will say that I loved this book.
The concept, or politics to this particular element was different then other Faerie books I've read. Most of it, I'll admit I don't understand all too well, but Black's take on it seemed so natural, penning this book with amazi
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Anna
May 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews, young-adult
Avalon is a place where the modern world mingle and coexist with Fae. Dana is through with being the parent to her mother. So she runs away to Avalon to visit her fae father who she has never met. She strongly feels it's gotta be better than the way she's living now, but sadly she has no clue what she's walking into.

I thought this was a fantastic story. I really enjoy fae stories- always unique and a departure from vampire novels. Now I haven't liked every fae story I've read ... but this one re
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Rebekah
Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, ya-addiction
4.5 Loved the world building full review to come....
Danny
Jun 21, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: june-2010
I'm not sure about this book to be honest, but I enjoyed it in the end so I think a 3 star rating is just about right for it. Jenna Black creates a very interesting and unique Faery world. Here, Avalon exists as a city in England which is a combined city of mortals and Fae, much like Vatican city.
Everyone knows about Faery and Avalon seems more like Disneyland where everyone wants to go once and visit. As I said, pretty new and unique and honestly I found it quite funny!

Dana is a rare half-bre
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Kristi
Dec 03, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great start to a new series!

I'd never read anything by Jenna Black before although I've heard of her other titles. Wasn't exactly sure what to expect..... but I was impressed.

I enjoyed some aspects of the novel more than others, Dana for one had a great voice. She was easily likable and you could feel empathetic toward her without being annoyed. She knows when she's being stupid or whiny and she catches herself, but even though she sees herself making a stupid mistake, sometimes she just does
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Paradoxical
I spent a great deal of time being irritated by this book and the main character. I did like the premise (I'm always up for stories about the fae), but Dana made me want to throw things. Half the time she seems to be blushing over Ethan, who, quite frankly, was really suspicious from the get go and whoever else she thinks is cute or hot, and the other half of the time is a lot of 'woe is me' and 'I just want people to be honest, but not as brutally honest as my dad'. Her naivety grates, and her ...more
Inge
Jun 01, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I'm a sucker for a great cover and a good title and this book has both. What it doesn't have is realistic teen dialogue, action, or consistency. For a book about the world of Faerie, it is steeped in mundacity: shopping at Victoria's Secret, drinking at Starbucks, talking about Danish Modern furniture (p. 142). Seriously, what teenager knows about Danish modern furniture? And even if the protagonist knows what that is, who is the audience that gets that kind of reference?
There are lots of clunky
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Shera (Book Whispers)
Thoughts:

First off let's get my minor complaints out of the way.

Black's Morgans Kingsley series is sensational, fantastic world building and character depth up the yin yang!! Safe to say I had very high standards for such a hot writer, maybe even too high of standards. The world building was slow, and it took a long time for any real information to be dealt out. I felt like instead of giving the reader information about the current life or death situation unfolding around Dana, the majority fo
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Nan
This is the first Jenna Black novel I've read. While I don't know yet if I want to try her adult books yet, I will definitely pick up a copy of the next book in the Faeriewalker series.

Dana Hathaway is fed up with her mother. They've been moving frequently throughout her childhood and teen years in order to stay off Dana's father's radar, and the moves have made life extremely unpleasant for Dana. Whenever she becomes close to someone, it's time to move again. In addition to the moves, her mothe
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Milly
Sep 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, surprisingly enough since it is another Faerie book. I was quite reluctant at first to read it since like I said, it's another Faerie book and there's so many already out there. What stood out for me about this book was its premise and the refreshing concepts introduced by Jenna Black! Yes, Avalon has been linked to Faerie before in books like Wings by Aprilynne Pike and another Faerie book I've read in the past. But the concept of Fey co-existing with humans in Avalo ...more
L.E.Olteano
Originally posted on Jul 14 2012 at Butterfly-o-Meter Books:

This must be the hardest I have tried to read a book I wasn't feeling much. I tried on 3 or 4 separate occasions to advance in the read, it just didn't work out at all.
The first time I did something like 25 pages, then re-read those and did some 40, and then on a third try I re-read those first pages and got to 50. And finally gave up.

I really didn't connect with the MC, though I was sympathetic to her situation. Plus the story in itse
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hayden
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

I had no reason to like this book. The writing is mediocre at best and the characters lack originality. I liked it a lot more than I thought, though. For one, the plot was a little more complex than I expected, twists throwing me off every few chapters or so, and a few of the characters were not sickening stereotypes that you see so much in YA fiction.

Shadowspell is sitting on my shelf right next to Glimmerglass, and my only question about the next two installments is:

Are
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Ivie ✩Born to Magic-Forced to Muggle✩
And the award for shit writing, dumbass- shallow characters and a storyline that would annoy a pre-schooler goes to.........

Wait for iiiiiiiiiiit


YOU GOT IT: JENNA BLACK and the FAERIEWALKER SERIES!

WTF was i thinking????? I wasn't, at the time....nop....i did this to myself.

sadface
Karen Kaiser
Disclaimer; I read a few negative reviews of this book before actually reading it myself. This might have colored my opinion, and I won't be making that mistake again.

That being said; I did NOT like this book. AT ALL.

Here are the things I liked about it; The idea of mixing faeries with something as normal as politics appealed to me. It was an interesting mix that, combined with the idea of someone who can walk between two worlds, I had hoped would produce a unique, enjoyable story. And the sett
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Mel
May 19, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Quick judgment: Despite its slow start, “Glimmerglass” has potential to be the start of a decent Young Adult series.

* * *

Just finished reading an early review copy of “Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker Book 1),” (St. Martin's Griffin, 304 pages) Jenna Black’s first venture into young adult fiction that’s due out May 25. Black is a Duke University graduate who loves in Pittsboro, and she’s known for her paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels, which I admittedly haven’t been the biggest fan of. But
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Rose
"Glimmerglass" by Jenna Black is a story of a teenager named Dana who leaves her drunken mother behind in the states to travel to Avalon to meet her Fae father. Yet, once in Avalon, she's caught within petty political games and several abduction attempts on her person because of her identity as a Faeriewalker - one who can pass through the human and Fae world without complication.

If that particular summary sounds interesting, then I have to tell you that the way the story unfolds is nowhere clos
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oliviasbooks
Dec 05, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Faerie-Story-Lovers, Romantasy-Fans and those who liked Hush Hush, which I didn't
The slow-start story around sixteen-year-old Dana, who flees the move-around life with her alcoholic mom in the States to live with her fae father in Avalon, a neutral mountain state between the human world and Faerie, physically situated in Great Britain, picks up around the middle of the book, when Ethan, a panty-collecting member of the Unseelie Court, who tries to woo Dana in order to pull the Faeriewalker on the side of his house, temporaily disappears out of the picture. That Dana is somet ...more
Sesana
I'm cutting Glimmerglass a bit of a break here, because it was readable. Even though Black's writing wasn't the best in the world, she at least kept me engaged through much of the book. And I did get Dana, for the most part. Sure, jetting to another country (another realm, really) to meet the father that she'd never known wasn't the smartest choice. But who's been teaching Dana how to make smart choices? Not her alcoholic mother. And I could understand her feeling fed up and just wanting to get ...more
Kate
May 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
Growing up with an alcoholic mother has left Dana feeling a little lacking in the parental department. So feeling as if she has no other choice, Dana decides to take matters into her own hands, and runs away to Avalon... home of the father she barely knows. Once there, Dana quickly realizes that the grass is not always greener on the other side. And there is danger lurking around every corner.

I have to say that there are parts of the novel that I absolutely devoured... and others, not so much. T
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Seesen9
Faeriebooks are tricky. Urban faerie books are even trickier. Glimmerglass did a good job, it’s not close to being epic or a must-read, but given the rules and circumstances – I really liked it.

First 60 pages was like “hmmm, OK, not too bad, I just don’t see where it’s headed and what might be special abut it”. But around page 100 I was hooked. It took exactly 100 pages for the characters to stop being so boring stereotypes and for them to develop some depth so that I might enjoy reading about t
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Adele
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Initially, this book was really hard to get into. I blame it on the fact that I was really distracted my first few times trying to read this book. When I finally did get around to reading Glimmerglass, I was swept away. I really like Fae novels. Glimmerglass was no exception! I really liked this book. It was refreshing in the fact that the MC, Dana, gets stuff done.

Glimmerglass starts off in America, but then for the rest of the book, the setting is in the UK. Yay, Euro-books! OK, so, the setti
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