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Book Review of Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker, Bk 1)

Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker, Bk 1)
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I have had this book on my TBR pile for quite a while to read. It ended up being an okay book, but wasn't great. It's the first book in the Faeriewalker trilogy.

I listened to this on audiobook and, although the narrator did a great job creating different character voices, the voice she picked for the main heroine sounded somewhat was raspy, childish and unpleasant to listen to. I wouldn't recommend listening to this on audiobook.

I had a lot of issues with this book. Dana comes across as very childish and naive, which is completely at odds with the fact that she grew up taking care of her alcoholic mom. You would think she'd be a bit more wise and less silly about thinking that traveling to Avalon will solve all her problems.

This book is very politics heavy; from the moment Dana steps foot into Avalon she is immersed in politics. This book was more about Dana's issues with her mom and Avalon politics than anything else.

Dana does have a love interest in this book, but I was not impressed with this either. Ethan basically coerces her with magic from the beginning and comes across as more slimy and creepy than swoon-worthy. I don't plan on reading more of the series, but I sincerely hope that the author does not make Ethan and Dana a couple going forward. I hate the whole misunderstood stalker turned heroic guy thing in YA novels.

Overall there just wasn't anything I really liked about this book. It was okay but nothing special. The characters were childish and lackluster, the story was boring, and the world-building was only so-so. I personally wouldn't recommend. There are too many really excellent paranorma YA books out there to waste your time reading something this mediocre.

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