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The Glass Spare

The Glass Spare


The Glass Spare

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4/5 (56 valutazioni)
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9 ore
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Oct 24, 2017
ISBN:
9780062689153
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The first in a new fantasy duology, The Glass Spare is a gorgeously told tale of love, loss, and deadly power from Lauren DeStefano, the bestselling author of the Chemical Garden series. Perfect for fans of Shannon Hale and Renee Ahdieh.

Wilhelmina Heidle, the fourth child and only daughter of the king of the world's wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.

Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she's drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, though, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.

But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with Wil's power.

With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that's turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?

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Oct 24, 2017
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9780062689153
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Informazioni sull'autore

Lauren DeStefano earned her BA in English with a concentration in creative writing from Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut in 2007. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Chemical Garden trilogy and The Glass Spare. You can find her online at twitter.com/laurendestefano and instagram.com/laurendestefanoauthor.


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  • (4/5)
    This was interesting, then not so much, then the action began and everyone wanted a piece of our heroine. I was just about to stop and the twist at the end kept me there. Kinda glad I did, this was a great story and I cannot wait for part two to emerge from the deals of the sea!!
  • (5/5)
    I loved The Internment Chronicles, but this - even more. Can't wait for book two!
  • (4/5)
    "Love is used as a weapon against us. When we don't do as we're told, it gets taken away, and when we do, it's returned again like a treasured doll." This is the second book I finished for January, and it was a most unusual read. Princess Wilhelmina has a unique ability - she can turn living things into gemstones. However, after a tragic incident, she decides her ability is a curse. Determined to rid herself of the curse, she goes on a perilous journey to find a cure. Along the way she meets different characters who will view her ability either as a curse or a gift. The story is set at a time when lands are ruled by kings. However, some kingdoms already use advance technology, such as data goggles - which made it unusual. There is, of course, an instant attraction between Princess Wilhelmina and a banished prince, typical of YA novels.The first half of the book was interesting and events unfolded quickly. The second half, after she was forced to flee her kingdom, is a bit slow and dragging. The story ended with questions left unanswered, rightfully so because it turns out this is a series. Although it took me a while to warm up to the story and the protagonist, I'm interested to find out what the next book reveals.
  • (4/5)
    I loved the premise in this book and the writing. The characters were well-developed and interesting.
    However, I found the incident in the middle that lead to Wil leaving home rather contrived.
    Looking forward to reading the next one.
  • (4/5)
    I liked this one as I got more into the book. I am looking forward to the 2nd book.
  • (5/5)
    Strong female characters who are well developed in a solid storyline, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to listening to the second book in the duology .
  • (4/5)
    This was interesting, then not so much, then the action began and everyone wanted a piece of our heroine. I was just about to stop and the twist at the end kept me there. Kinda glad I did, this was a great story and I cannot wait for part two to emerge from the deals of the sea!!
  • (5/5)
    I got this book in one of my Owl Crates. I have been a big fan of DeStefano and was excited to read this book. This is the first book in a planned duology. The second book in the series, “The Cursed Sea”, is supposed to be out in December of 2018. I ended up loving this book, I whipped through it very quickly. This book was an amazing blend of magic, curses, fantasy, action, and adventure. I loved the tight relationship Wil has with her family and the adventures she ends up on. That world-building and characters were very well done and I enjoyed story this a lot. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.Overall this was an amazing fantasy read. The story was creative, engaging, fast-paced, and fun to read. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Highly recommended to fans of YA fantasy adventure.
  • (3/5)
    THE GLASS SPARE is another one of those books that I'm not totally convinced on my feelings about it. On one level, I read it and didn't have issues with it while reading, but looking back there are a few things I can think of that were lacking. I will know my rating—and so will you—by the time I'm done writing my review.I will start my review by telling you what I enjoyed. I really enjoyed Wil's relationship with her brothers. They have a tight bond and are willing to do anything for each other. I would have loved to read more about them before things turned. For the most part, I enjoyed the characters. They worked well together and some interesting people were thrown into the mix. The technology that is involved in THE GLASS SPARE was fun and interesting to read about. Had a bit of a steampunk type feel to it.After coming back to write my review, these are the issues that popped up as I was thinking about what I thought about THE GLASS SPARE. The world building wasn't very strong. I didn't get lost in the world or feel the world around me while I was reading. I could picture things, but I didn't get drawn in. The romance just was. Nothing swoon worthy and feelings developed pretty instantly. There was no build up and I just didn't feel the "feels" they were trying to throw out. The pace tended to be a bit slow at times. I would probably read more if the sequel was to fall into my hands, but THE GLASS SPARE didn't leave me yearning for book two.* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.