Book Review: History of Glitter and Blood

Posted October 28, 2015 by Pixie in book review, Pixie / 2 Comments

Book Review: History of Glitter and BloodA History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz
Published by Chronicle Books on August 25th 2015
Genres: fantasy, magical realism, new adult, young adult
Pages: 280
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

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 received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Holy cow. I don’t even know where to begin with this book!


This was my second Moskowitz book, and I can officially say now that I’m definitely a fan of her work. There are tons of words I could probably use to describe History of Glitter and Blood, but I don’t think I can even write a proper review from that.

Twisted, chaotic, beautiful, mind-bending, edgy… These are just some of the most immediate things that come to mind when I think of this book. MIND. IS. BLOWN.

I’ve always loved books involving fairy characters. I also love spooky and strange tales that are both unbelievable, yet so detailed that by the time you reach the end you feel like you’ve read a believable, plausible story. I like to have to check over my shoulder sometimes. I love extreme detail to pull me in to an author’s (and character’s) fascinating world. This book definitely has it all. If that’s what you’re into anyway.

Did you read/love Teeth? If so, History of Glitter and Blood should go right on your list at once!


More Moskowitz please!!


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2 responses to “Book Review: History of Glitter and Blood

  1. Ooh. I might push this one up my TBR now! I’d been hesitant to read it, at first, because I’d saw a few negative-ish but I love fairies and mystical things! I haven’t read Teeth either, but I’ll definitely add it as well! Excellent review!

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