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I read a lot, about three to five books a week, and my library reservation system is quite slow. Because of this, every time my pile of library books hits five, I reserve another five books. By the time the pile dwindles to two or three, the new five books arrive. However, apparently I am unable to count because when my pile was five, I thought it was seven. Because of this, I didn't reserve the new five books until yesterday, when there were only three (!!!) left.

I'm trying to not read as much because I can't stand being stuck with anything new to read. This is very difficult, but TV is helping me. Sort of. Ironically, I can read books for hours on end, but I have an awful TV attention span.

In any case, I only got one book this week, so here it is:

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 . . .


Isn't the cover gorgeous? 

What did you get in your mailbox? 

5 comments:

Katie said...

I am a huge reserve-er at my library too! I haven't read Glimmerglass yet, but it sort of sounds like a cross between Wings and A Dark and Terrible Beauty.

Katie Edwards said...

That is indeed a gorgeous cover: beautiful, fairytalesque and a teeny bit disturbing - I can't quite put my finger on why. I haven't seen this book but it sounds like the sort of book I would like.

Michelle said...

I reserve everything at my library. It has to be one of the best inventions ever haha. I think it's awesome that you read so much, I wish I could read five books per week!

I hope you enjoy this book! :)

brandileigh2003 said...

Happy reading and have a great rest of the weekend!
here is mine

Kathy Martin said...

I do love the cover. The book is somewhere in my TBR stack. I haven't had a chance to read it yet. My YA Mailbox is here. Happy reading!

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