I received this book for free from BEA 15 in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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.
I did not finish this book. This review explains why the book itself did not work for me
Shelly told me A History of Glitter and Blood required patience to get in to. But after just 10 pages I knew that:
1) I didn’t have time for that kind of patience and
2) I was hopelessly lost and perfectly fine with walking away.
To be 100% honest with you I can’t tell you what happened during those 10 pages. I can’t tell you who the characters were. I can’t tell you what the plot was about. I can tell you that maybe, just maybe, if I wasn’t fighting so hard to kick butt during ARC August I may have stuck with it a little longer. I may have waited it out to see if a story developed after the jumble of words and names and things on those first 10 pages. But for now I quit and my head is very happy I did.