Since I started using Goodreads, I've been having a lot of fun figuring out the website, my stats, taking quizzes, rating books, writing reviews for books I've loved and hated, and entering giveaways (which is my favorite part!). It's great! All I have to do is pick a book I'm interested in reading and enter the giveaway, and if I win they let me know! I've entered several hundred giveaways (lol) and won two so far, and today I got the first one in the mail. Exciting!
So the next hard copy book I start will be Glimmerglass by Jenna Black. It actually looks pretty good for being a modern fantasy set in today's world (which I've never really been interested in). The synopsis on the website is a little dramatic but still sounds interesting:
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…
I'll be honest, the thing that drew me to the book was the cover. It was a cool-looking image and was really happy when I saw I'd won it!
The other book I'm waiting on is Struck by Living by Julie Hersh, about mental health and taking the right steps to treat it. Since I struggle with anxiety and depression, which only relatively recently it was still too difficult for people to talk about let alone admit they dealt with it, I am all too familiar with the need to treat mental illness and do everything you can to better your life. I'm really looking forward to reading this one and seeing what she has to say about the problems I deal with every day.
If you haven't joined Goodreads yet, I really recommend it. And start entering giveaways! You may just find books and authors you never knew you would enjoy.