Hey everyone! Today I will be reviewing The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano! I hope you guys enjoy!
Release date: October 24, 2017
Hardcover page count: 416
My rating: 4/5
The Glass Spare tells the story of Wil, a princess of Arrod with a dark secret. Kept hidden from the public eye to serve as a spy for her father, Wil is attacked and almost killed when she discovers that her touch turns living things to stone. And not regular stone, but gemstone. First, she finds it amazing and tests her limits but then tragedy strikes, sending her on the run. Her search for a cure now puts her in the path of a cursed prince who hopes to use her for his own goals. Now, she must decide, help a kingdom at the brink of war save itself, or betray her family forever?
Paired with an entertaining steampunk-like world and great storytelling, this book was amazing. I love the way that the author found a way to make the book really feel alive. The dynamic between Wil and her three brothers was so entertaining and unique with each one, and by the end of the book you will wish that you had brothers like them. The side characters too all felt fully fleshed out with their wants and little quirks shown proud to the reader. The author does a great job at showing the different sides of the world. From rich castles to impoverished cities, you can really travel the world with this book.
I only really have two complaints with this novel. For one, I feel like this book could have been greatly improved if it were a little longer. Certain bits about it just didn’t feel complete and sometimes I felt as though scenes weren’t living up to their full potential. But, this did mean that there was not a dull moment throughout the entire novel. And my other complaint was the main romance. To keep it simple, it did feel a bit forced, but it was explained near the end of the novel. I just have a pet peeve for romances that just seem forced like that.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and the great character relations paired with a magical plot. If you are interested in reading a fantasy novel reminiscent of King Medidas, you won’t be put down with this book. I am so excited for the sequel which I hope will come around soon.
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Until next time!
Original review posted on: http://teenreaderscouncil.blogspot.com/2017/10/review-glass-spare.html?m=1
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