It’s all she’s ever wanted to be, but it couldn’t be further from her grasp….
Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, again, Dana decides she’s had enough and runs away to find her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, 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 the only person who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.
Soon, Dana finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone seems to want something from her, from her newfound friends and family to Ethan, the hot Fae guy Dana figures she’ll never have a chance with… until she does. Caught between two worlds, Dana isn’t sure where she’ll ever fit in and who can be trusted, not to mention if her world will ever be normal again….
©2010 Jenna Black (P)2010 Macmillan Audio
I really wanted to like this audiobook. I liked the story and it was very fun and enjoyable for the most part but I really disliked the narrator's deadpan/monotone voice while she was reading. The narrator sounds a bit too old for this book. I think we need someone who sounds a bit younger and less monotone.
This book had some very good sections.
I almost never skip ahead in an audiobook, but I did on this one, just to get it over and done.
Not all books make the transition from paper to audio well, and I suspect this is one of the others.
I enjoyed the book. The only problem I had was with the narrator. The story is told by a 16 year old girl yet they have a 50-60 year old woman reading it. Due to that, it was difficult to actually get into it.
This was a great Fey book that took you an a grand adventure to many places and the heroine has to find her way in more ways than one.
This was not quite what I was expecting. But it is a good book for young adults or if you liked the Twilight books. It reminded my of them in alot of ways.
The reader in this book's voice is so awful that I couldn't listen to it. :(
Creole Belle by James Lee Burke
Tell us about yourself! I am the author of "Over the Moon" and "Falling Off the Planet." They are both YA Sci-fi fantasy romance.
I liked this campy approach to the intermingling of Faery and the human world. It was entertaining and fun to read. I had to subract points for some inconsistencies such as attempting to deal with the tragedy of having an alcoholic mother and yet condoning underage drinking. I've been self-editting my second book and so all the chiches popped out at me. There was a touch of clean romance with a charming love interest and another possible one. I'm sure there will be a sequel and I'll buy it.
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