Sixteen-year-old Beckan and her friends are the only fairies brave enough to stay in Ferrum when war breaks out. Now there is tension between the immortal fairies, the subterranean gnomes, and the mysterious tightropers who arrived to liberate the fairies. But when Beckan's clan is forced to venture into the gnome underworld to survive, they find themselves tentatively forming unlikely friendships and making sacrifices they couldn't have imagined. As danger mounts, Beckan finds herself caught between her loyalty to her friends, her desire for peace, and a love she never expected. This stunning, lyrical fantasy is a powerful exploration of what makes a family, what justifies a war, and what it means to truly love....
|Title||:||A History of Glitter and Blood|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||280 pages|
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A History of Glitter and Blood Reviews
Umm, I read this book THREE YEARS AGO! It's probably not even the same book anymore, now that all them editors and people got their grubby hands on this masterpiece. But that book was awesome (and this one probably is too, because, hello! Hannah! duh) And I will read it again, but I just wanted to gloat about how I got to read it when it was still in a word document and raw and real and yet SO PRETTY!
It's definitely a weird book, but I still liked it! It wasn't what I was expecting, but that isn't always bad.
I was confused when I started reading because of the narrator. There are parts like "this sucks, to change in the final draft" that took my interest off, because it was out of place and confusing. I realized later that this book is actually an attempt at a novel from a fictional character - I know, confusing - and that those are the fictional narrator's words. While I didn't get it at f ...more
*I received this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
Such a messy book. I don't know, maybe it was me but...while I read A history of glitter and blood I felt like I was trying to understand, without success, what I was reading all the time, instead of enjoying it.
The plot was all over the place, most of the story didn't make sense to me, like there was too much to take in for such a short book. The events weren't connected because there are this strange flash-backs but...it f ...more
"There is no narrative.
There is nothing about Scrap.
There is nothing about her.
There is dry, pointless, objective, timeless history."
Have you ever read postmodern fiction? If you haven't, count your lucky stars. It is the single most pretentious genre I have ever encountered; it leaves Augustus Waters and his unlit cigarette in the dust.
Postmodernist authors essentially go out of their way to make a story as weird as possible. Metafiction, pastiche, illogical magical realism—it all g ...more
A copy of this novel was provided for review via Net Galley on behalf of the publisher.
When I went into A History of Glitter and Blood, I was not expecting what I got. Because what I got was pretty out of this world, if I’m being honest. So, I’m going to go over some of the aspects that were interesting about A History of Glitter and Blood.
1) If you are a fan of the unreliable narrator, boy is this book for you. Even though this book seems to be told from Beckan’s third person point of view, it’ ...more
I can't do it. 58 pages and I hate everything about it.
First off, the writing-style. I love it when someone tells me a story, but this was just one big mess. There were parts in it that made it looks like the book needs more editing. I also don't like the amount of 'fucks' that are thrown around.
Shit, what the fuck am I even doing? What kind of history book doesn't even have a map? Once upon a time there was a writer who couldn't write a fucking book. I don't know what comes next. ...more
**This book contains: Prostitution, Profanities, implied sex (including opposite sex and same sex sexual interactions, which I consider a great thing), and some great drawings!
**Thanks a ton to Raincoast for providing me with an ARC!
The thing about this book is that it’s weird. Like, really weird. It’s weird in every way possible and it’s unlike anything I have ever read before and it’s unlikely I will ever read anything quite like it again.
The first time I read the book, about a year ago when I ...more
I couldn't do it. I didn't even make it that far in, but the way it was written made it impossible to get through. People have different writing styles, I get that, but whatever formula used to pen this novel was way too cluttered and didn't flow at all. I really wanted to give it a try though, but I had no idea what was happening and it just didn't work for me.