Glamour (Rae Wilder #1)

Glamour (Rae Wilder #1)

by Penelope Fletcher

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BN ID: 2940011114793
Publisher: Stephenson & Fletcher
Publication date: 10/07/2010
Series: Rae Wilder Series , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 266,112
File size: 256 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

'My female characters are dear to me. I strive to allow them their strength and their innate femininity. As for loyalty to their emotional, romantic hearts and their sense of social responsibility and destiny, I see no need to sacrifice one for the other. Women wield an intoxicating power. It goes beyond physical prettiness to the beauty of the whole. Without the poetry of the mind and heart the body becomes a useless thing. I want my female characters to be brave, daring, and bold. I wish for their minds to be as relevant and celebrated as their bodies.' ~Penelope Fletcher, 2014 Penelope Jade Fletcher is a British author of genre romance. Debuting at twenty two years old in 2010 with young adult fantasy Glamour, Penelope predominantly writes romance novels with supernatural elements. Penelope has independently sold over 100,000 eBooks. She loves nothing more than reading. Writing comes a close second.

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Glamour (Rae Wilder #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3639 reviews.
ReneeKytokorpi More than 1 year ago
I DO recommend this book, especially to YA readers. I enjoyed this story immensely, read it fast and with gusto, but it falls short in a few ways that a good edit/editor other than the author should clean up. 1.) Pacing is a little rough at the beginning, and then smooths out. 2.) Some time to learn to LIKE the main character before stuff starts flying and changing would give her reactions depth. 3.) In the beginning, there were areas that were way too heavy in introspection; this problem fades and balances later in the book. 4.) Occasional tense, word usage, and spelling errors. These have been mostly cleaned up, and fade later in the book. 5.) Abrupt ending. I understand a second book is in the works, but you needs to resolve at least SOMETHING in the first book. The stories are linked, yes, but if there is no resolution of any sort it is ONE book, not two. 6.) One, seemingly incomprehensible, scene and location change. I believe a section may have been accidentally dropped here. These tell me that a hard edit might clear up most of my issues and make this a smooth, polished read. I enjoyed the read, and the concept and characterization is fun, but there needs to be some house cleaning to make this book a professionally written read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book. The Typos were a little frustrating but, all in all ... i cant wait for the next one in summer of 2011. I also like that in this free e book you get a sneak peek to the next book, it helps me get over the ending a little.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found it to be a little rushed, packing in lots of action with little information, but a good read nonetheless. The information given about the characters was round about and confusing, but if you like tales of demons and supernatural powers its not bad. I look forward to the next book doing a lot of explaining!
mandalyn1 More than 1 year ago
I saw this was free on the nook so I thought: Hey, why not? It's Free. I was a fairly quick read and I enjoyed every bit of it. Although, there were some editing issues. I have read alot of fairy books and this one definitely stands alone. It wasn't like anything else I have read. I enjoyed the characters and Rae the main character is hilarious. She is a strong, spunky, very independent girl who is not about to let any guy tell her what to do of feel. Something every girl will envy. Not only that she seems to have every hot guy in the palm of her hand! Loved the Book and Can't wait for the next one. Definitely one of the better books I have read this year.
EuterpeLM More than 1 year ago
This book was compelling enough for me to finish it, but I did get annoyed by the frequent spelling errors and wrong words (using "queue" instead of "cue," for instance). I felt like the story was missing a lot of details that I would liked to have explained, such as more about the Rupture. And I felt that the story ended very abruptly, like the author must have gotten tired of writing their own story and simply stopped. Still, I really liked the story and will check out the sequel if it comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It may have an interesting story, but the lack of proper punctuation, sentence structure and many typos, it's a rough read. If you're really interested, purchase the real book instead of this unedited version.
tigresslilly More than 1 year ago
I highly encourage readers to power through the first 30 pages because this is a worthwhile work but the in an effort to get right into the meat of the story the author has made the first few pages choppy, hackneyed, and a little confusing. There is a lot going on in the work and diving into it does make the reader work for understanding a little more than I think a work at this level should. What I liked: the main characters are very fleshed out with no distinct "good" evil" dichotomy. The female lead isn't afraid to make her own decisions and take charge of her own life. She might have stumbled into a world she doesn't know but she isn't about to let a bunch of squabbling men tell her what to do. There's a lot of heart there. If you're looking for strong contrary female heroines as Rae then I strongly recommend "The Green Rider" (most like Rae and a wonderful teen and young adult read), "Shadow Bound" (a young adult to adult read with beautiful writing and description), and "Torn" (more a teen read with a strong twilight undercurrent). If you like the fantasty romance I suggest Mated by Zoe Winters, which is part of a beautiful series. A free less well done work I might suggest is The Mating by Nicky Charles. Something that sounds a lot like this work but is very disappointing in writing style and character depth is Winter's Passage by Julia Kagawa. Indeed I was heistant to try this work because it was so similar in summary. I'm definately pleased that I read this though. The few negatives: there are several typos like repeated words, grammar errors, tense errors, and on one occasion they used the wrong character's name. There are a few "blank pages" because the format in e-ink isn't completely smooth. The author seems to still be finding her voice in writing as there are a lot of heavy handed references to stereo-typical amine style and final fantasy-ish descriptions and plot points. I like both genres, but being able to pull a one for one on some of the details is a little off putting and pulled me from the story and back into "my world". Very fun read though and I'm thrilled that the sequel is almost here!
PageTraveler More than 1 year ago
Reading the first few pages of the book I said to myself "Oh, this is probably going to suck." The story line pulled me in as if i were Rae herself and I was living every change she was going through as if happening to me. I found I wanted to be her to find myself in a world completely unknown to me and different than anything I have ever been taught. Breanden and Tomas pulling me in two different directions. I want to know more about what is going to happen to her and where this strange and mysterious path will lead Rae and I. I wanted MORE! I can't wait until Summer 2011! The downfall of the book is I feel there could have been a better editor. I found some spelling mistakes that glared out at me but the story line was able to pull me past these errors. I hope this develops into a serious I will find myself reading for years to come!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First I would like to say that despite all of it's flaws, I couldn't put the darn thing down! The story has great potential and it is a wonderful world that I would like to see more of. If you like the house of night novels, I'm sure you will enjoy this new author. I will not comment on the need for copy editing and the number of typos because the lovely author is aware of these and is putting out revised editions. I do still think that the novel could use a good editor, however. I think that it could vastly improve the flow of the book. The beginning is disjointed and confusing, and the pace of the book felt very rushed. It is like watching a movie based on a much longer book. People fall in love and the reader is left wondering why. The main characters have emotional reactions to things, but the reader doesn't feel with them due to lack of time (Alex anyone?). I realize that the book is over 400 pages long (in ebook format), but the relationships simply did not have enough time to develop properly. I would have liked to see the author take a little more time to develop them, (and Rae's feelings) and possibly split this book in two. The first book to allow Rae and the reader adjust to her new life (with hints of the much bigger plot), and the second to really delve into the fairy world and the political intrigue. On the whole, it was a good free book. I hope that the author keeps at it and gets lots of good feadback that can improve her writing :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a "trying too hard twilight wanna be". I guess tweens would enjoy it, but I don't quite get the British flavor. I am of the lot that has to finish a book once I've started, but I almost broke that rule on this one. A fast read, but a painful one.
mushb0ne More than 1 year ago
I'm usually not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, so it pains me to have to write a negative review for a book that I was offered for free, but this one needs much more work. I didn't get past the first few pages before my tolerance for the poor grammar and almost completely incoherent nature of the narrative reached its limit. It's a shame, too, because I was intrigued by the premise, but it was just impossible to follow. This is exactly the sort of book that would benefit most from a competent editor, but it's clear it was published directly from the keyboard of the author. I may dig this out of the archive at some point and give it another chance, but ... it's not high on my list right now.
Jaxon_Reed More than 1 year ago
While this book seemed all over the place at times, I really enjoyed reading it and will read it again. It is a great story of deception, love, and loss and it I am excited to read the sequel mid-2011. Thank you, Penelope, for writing such a different and interesting book.
fuzzycatgonebad More than 1 year ago
Fletcher is a fabulous writer. she develops some amazing characters and i loved the plot. i ended up starting this almost 500pg book at 11pm and finishing it ar around 6am! i couldn't put it down. it has action, paranormal and romantic interests (i cant wait to see who she chooses- shes bound to breandan, but tomas lights her fire!) and itll make you laugh, cry, become angry, and become excited through to the end! can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bumbling indecisive heroine is forced to choose between a control freak fairy and an ugly possesive vampire. Virtually no plot or action that was cohesive, and the characters were downright painful to read. Also, whoever 'edited' this poor wreck of a supernatural romance needs to find a new career. No wonder this book was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy the story, but the poor spelling and grammar is hard to overlook.
Irene Mai More than 1 year ago
very catching. i liked the romance and action. well done and written
pansygrapenut More than 1 year ago
I was sadly disappointed with this book. I loved the first hundred pages or so. Rea's sarcasm and her reactions to the hectic events taking place around her are hilarious. Instead of spoon feeding you information about the characters and the setting right from the beginning, Fletcher creates a world of mystery which is slowly revealed to the reader one page at a time. However, about halfway through, it starts to turn into an even worse version of twilight; enter the irresistible soul mate, the sexy competition and lets not forget the sister-like figure who can see possible visions of the future. If you are the kind of person who enjoys the drama of a confused teenage girl leading two men on at once, then I would suggest this book. However, I myself became quite disgusted with the main character, and stopped reading more than half way through. Personally I would not recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did read through the whole story, really I did. But the more I read the less I knew. The author went around and around the key points without really developing a full story. It reminds me of the essay outlines I did in english class.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They aren't kidding in the other reviews when they said the pacing was a little rushed in the beginning. Ya think? I kept waiting for it to get better, I really did. I'm no Queen of the English language however the grammatical errors were killing me. If the author sat down and reworked some of the plot points I think it could have much better flow. In it's current state however: pass! I'll find something else to read. At least it was free.
sk_e-reader More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. However, the glaring spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and grammatical errors were distracting - middle school mistakes - and made the book feel self-edited and a little to reliant upon spell-check. While I understand that we are supposed to be as much in the dark as the protagonist, important details known to Rae are sometimes provided a little too little, making the story feel a tad disjointed. The Rupture could have been explained in general terms in a prologue with specific details filled in later. The entire section regarding the prophecy was too long and gave away too much of the ending. Prophecy by its very nature is vague. Other small details were inconsistent (though likely only noticed by those readers with an inner "Comic Book Guy.") The guiding hand of a proficient editor would have prevented these distractions. Ms. Fletcher has created a unique post-apocalyptic setting as the background for a story of identity discovery and the inevitable resultant conflicts. Something new and different for the fall of civilization is refreshing. I look forward to the next book in the series.
eveletsterdotcom More than 1 year ago
The concept of the book was very intriguing. However, it seemed like the book was simply banged out on someone's computer without going back and rereading to make sure of spelling, grammar, and, more importantly, flow. The characters were thinly developed, the plot jumpy and the background patchy. I would love to reread a more polished, developed version though.
Rexxar More than 1 year ago
This reads like a rough draft. Every homophone is switched around, 'to' and 'too' are almost never used correctly, and she used 'queue' instead of 'cue'. There's lots of spelling and punctuation errors, and plenty of words that are just plain missing. The story itself is interesting, but it's basically a rehash of 'Twilight'. The writer has some good ideas, especially the fall of humanity, and the corruption of religion. Maybe if Tomas were left out of the story, and the author found an editor, it'd be a great book, but as it is I give it a resounding 'eh'
Angelica Delgado More than 1 year ago
this book is so awesome and its mysterious story. i cant wait to read the new one.
Shanna Spallino More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have read on my Nook. I love it. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rae`s inner thoughts and actions were so stupid I couldn't even finish this book.