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Glamour: Faerie Romance (Rae Wilder) [Kindle Edition]

Penelope Fletcher
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Book Description

Rae Wilder has problems. Supernatural creatures swarm the earth, and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Stalked by a handsome fairy who claims she is like him, demonkind, Rae thinks maybe it was a mistake breaking the rules by going over the Wall into demon territory. Plunged into a world of dark magics, fierce creatures, and ritual sacrifice, she is charged with a guarding a magical amulet. The changes to her mind and body are startling, but rather than accept her purpose she struggles against who she is destined to be. Throw in a big lust for a vampire who can't keep his hands off her, and life starts to get complicated. Rae is forced to make the ultimate choice: to live and die human, or embrace her birth-right and wield magics that could turn her into something wicked, a force of nature nothing can control. 
Young Adult
British English
Advised 13+


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"It's rare these days to come across a fairy/vampire book that has a plot that has not been done before and grabs your attention from the get go. Glamour hooked me in from the very beginning and definitely would not let me go. It made me giggle, laugh outright, and then gasp in shock, thoroughly enjoyable. Cannot wait for the next installments." - MystGrrl's Book Lair

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Compel, book two of the Rae Wilder series is available to download.

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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great story, but difficult to read April 13, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I found the plot an characters in this story brilliant, very good pace and always something exciting happening. Also the way Rae talks through the story can be quite comical at times, and it was refreshing to have a strong female character, rather than the weak willed characters that become frustrating after a while.
My only problem was that there were quite a few typos, and parts of the story that didn't read very clearly. I especially found this in fight scenes where it became quite difficult to understand at times and I had to re read a few sections to fully get what was going on.
Definitely give this book a go though!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Light Read, no depth. March 21, 2011
By T | J
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
When I first started reading this book, I kept having to go back and reread paragraphs as I just wasn't able to follow along. The book is pretty fast paced, which might explain my inability to keep up in the beginning.
Also, there could be some explanations as the author bypasses alot of key points in the book that make it hard to follow. Its not very indepth into character or key plots, its very much a light read.
That being said however I found the book entertaining and totally want to strangle Rae, the main character; she is pretty wishy washy when it comes to men. Rae has trouble adjusting which I get, but sometimes her problems are just extreme.

I will say, that since this seems to be a trilogy, the next books could provide more depth into the characters and key plots. I am willing to read them to find out.
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down... January 26, 2011
By Alicia
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this book! I didn't feel like the writing was stiff at all and I must have read the "cleaned up" version b/c I only noticed a couple grammatical/spelling errors. The day did seem very long, but Rae gets up a few hours before the sun comes up & when you start your day that early it does seem never-ending. Pile on everything Rae goes through and you do have a recipe for the worlds worst day! If you like books about creatures that only exist in the moments of time that can't be seen, then give this book a chance. My only complaint is that I didn't realize it was book 1 of a series, so when I got to the end I was a little irritated that I will have to wait for the next book to come out. It seems I'm not a very patient person.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs a rewrite and intense editing April 21, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Per popular demand...fair warning: A few Spoilers ahead.

This book is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has been clustered inside walled cities to guard against demons (vampires, witches, fairies, etc). Rae is a girl training to become a Cleric until one day she discovers she is a fairy. So, starts this book. The entire storyline takes place in 2 days but, oh boy! does a lot happen in 2 days. Rae is thrust into a war between 2 fairy factions, 2 love interests (the fairy named Breandan and the vampire named Tomas) and so on...

I found the idea of the story interesting. This book does have some potential IF some very big issues are addressed.

Grammar: If there was ever a book in need of an edit, this is the one. The grammatical errors, missing words, wrong words (at one point the author writes `right' when it should have been `wrong'), etc. made reading the book so distracting and frustrating that I could barely concentrate on the plot. I don't think I went 2 pages without encountering a mistake.

Character development: Characters are largely undeveloped and have no depth, even the main ones. For example, we get very little in terms of interaction between Rae and her best friend Alex, so the events of the end did not have any effect on me whatsoever. We didn't get to care about Alex at all. We learned little about her, and only through Rae's narration. Basically, that is the problem, we learned everything from the author telling us than from the character development.

Character interaction: I will make allowances for Rae's sudden trusting happy lovey dovey relationship with Breandan but, not with Tomas. We get no frame of reference, rhyme or reason as to why Rae is interacting with the vampire Tomas the way she is.
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43 of 55 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh awesome, I'm a fairy! September 12, 2011
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Oh my gosh, this is the totally awesome story of how I found out I was a demon (well, actually a beautiful fairy) with super-cool powers who is actually the key to the future of fairies and maybe the world! I was in school to learn how to fight demons, but fortunately I didn't pay much attention, so everybody I meet in the fairy world has to spend tons of time explaining fairy powers and society to me. And I get my very own fairy-boy! We're like, fated, to be together . . . at least until I get my vampire-boy! Now that I'm a fairy, I'll do whatever I want! I'll sneak vampires into my dorm room despite the fact that they eat humans and I totally live with a bunch of humans! I'll make out with my fairy-boy and then I'll make out with my vampire-boy. There's a whole fairy society and stuff, but that doesn't matter, because I make my own rules! Rules are for losers who aren't very important fairies.

Did I mention that I'm beautiful and I have tons of powers that nobody else has and I am in love with a fairy AND a vampire? In case you didn't get it, I'll refer to my fairy-boy and my vampire-boy a few more times. Check out the sequels where I'm sure to break some more rules, uncover more unprecedented powers that only I have, and be with two guys while I try to figure out which one of them I really want - the fairy-boy I have an inexplicable, instant, and powerful bond with or the vampire-boy I have an inexplicable, instant, and powerful bond with!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars It was okay
I liked the author's writing style. There was only a few mistakes and spelling errors don't bother me unless there's a lot, so Glamour is fine in that area. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Sapphire Skie
4.0 out of 5 stars Glamour: Faerie Romance
This book is fast paced and fun. Imagine how you would feel, at 18, to be told that you are bonded to one man/fairy for the rest of your days which is going to be looooooooong... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Merissa
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
It's a good read, I have read the whole series. Like the style, interesting, and keep you guessing and wanting more.
Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Liked but a few errors
I really liked this book. The only issues i had with this book that some of the sentences were worded oddly. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Pamela
3.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes difficult to follow
I just finished a book by Penelope Fletcher called Glamour and I wasn't impressed, however it ended sort of abruptly so I felt like I needed to read the second. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Jennifer Yost
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 1st book in a series
I just finished re-reading this story since I recently bought the 4th and last in the series. I loved this story the second time as much as the first. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JulieK
5.0 out of 5 stars the best of the best
this book is enthrilling, i would count this the BEST fantasy novel out there in my books!! i highly recomend the whole series.
Published 1 month ago by Fleur Brett
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
It drew me in and it was hard to put the book down before it was finished. I will be buying more books by this author.
Published 1 month ago by scott & Kimberly
5.0 out of 5 stars all night read
love the supernatural theme of this book, very suspenseful and twists around every corner. I can hardly wait for the next chapter in these character's story line go the good... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Deidre Midolo
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is the best book i have ever read!
I absolutely love this book! I read it in one day and I plan to buy the rest of the series! I love the storyline because its completely different than anything I've read before! Read more
Published 2 months ago by viviana rodriguez
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Penelope Fletcher is a British author of genre romance. She has a number of international digital bestsellers, reaching the Amazon Kindle UK Top 100 chart in early 2011 with her third book, and the Barnes & Noble Nook Top 100 chart later the same year with her fifth.

Debuting at twenty two years old in 2010 with young adult fantasy Glamour, Penelope predominantly writes romance novels with supernatural elements, but recently penned a historical western, and has a regency romance in the works.

Penelope has independently sold over 100,000 eBooks. She loves nothing more than reading. Writing comes a close second.

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Typos
Hello.

So there are two versions of this book out there. Version one was published in Oct2010 but had twelve typo's/missing words. When I realized this I sent the book to a copy editor and had it revised and republished it on Jan201001. I'm not saying it's perfect now, but all the positive... Read more
Feb 19, 2011 by Miss Fletcher |  See all 2 posts
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