May 19, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Glimmerglass

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's selection is Glimmerglass by Jenna Black and it's set to hit stores May 25th.

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 . . .

From Goodreads
Faerie books can be very predictable and I'm kind of excited to see how this one will turn out. It kind of sounds like 13 Treasures (which I rather liked) and I hope it can live up to that comparison. Dana has the potential to be a very strong character, maybe a little power-drunk at times, and I'm looking forward to seeing which path she chooses. So, what are you waiting on?


swiggett said...

ooo - sounds fascinating. Do you know if there will be any Arthurian references (aside from Avalon)?

Andrea said...

I have been dying to read this one. I can't wait.