Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Glass Wall by Madison Adler

You might have neighbors that act like they’re not from planet Earth. But what if they aren’t?

What if the fate of humanity depends on you—a High School senior with mediocre grades, a suspicious nature, and a few secrets—one furry and one illegal?

On the same day her mother returns to rehab, Sydney meets her quirky foster family, complete with a lazy bloodhound and chickens. But she isn’t the only one new to this Seattle neighborhood. The strikingly handsome Rafael and his sister Harmony move in across the street. They try their best to fit in, but Sydney soon realizes there's something not right about them.

What she ultimately discovers means nothing will ever be the same for her again.
In fact, it won’t be the same again for anyone . . . if the ancient beings returning to Earth have their way.

I had a friend recommend this to me last week. She really liked it. But to be honest, it just really wasn't my cup of tea. 
The "strikingly handsome" Rafael-- I had the hardest time with him! When everyone else was swooning for him, I was questioning his sexuality. Really?? Makeup? Feathers? Rhinestones?? Taking hours and hours to get "dolled up" when people are on their way to kill you? Everyone kept talking about how he was "so in love" with Sydney, but there wasn't even a hint of romance. 

The whole book Sydney was convinced that Rafael and his family were aliens. Actually that leads me straight into the one redeeming quality of this book. I absolutely loved Al and Betty. Especially Al. He was hilarious. I loved his and Sydney's "sleuthing" efforts. And I loved Betty and her Ebay obsession. Even Grace and Ellison. I pretty much loved every *human* in this book. Everyone else, I just don't know.

This is one of those "cheapy" Kindle books on Amazon. I got it for free, but I think it's only $.99 now. Honestly, it's worth reading just for the interactions between Sydney and her foster family. But if you're expecting a good "fairy" tale, read something else. 
Happy Reading!


Braine @ Talk Supe said...

LOL Too metrosexual? I thinks Rafael might be better looking than Sydney. Thanks for the warning.

Megan @ Reading for Refuge said...

@ Braine @ Talk Supe: Bah ha ha! Exactly!! He just wasn't manly enough for my tastes. Actually he really wasn't "manly" at all...