Review – The glass spare

 Title: The glass spare

Author: Lauren DeStefano

Format: Audiobook

Narrator: Billie Fulford-Brown

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Publisher audiobook: HarperCollins

Series: The glass spare #2

Rating: 1 stars


What is it about?

Wil Heidle is the only daughter of the king from the wealthiest kingdom. She was kept hidden from the world and serves as a spy for her father, who thinks causing war is the way to build his empire. Wil wants to explore the world but her father won’t let her.

One night Wil is attacked and she discovers a secret, her touch turns people into gemstones. She is scared for her power, but she still tests its limits. One day it leads to a tragedy and she is forced to leave her home.

Trying to find a solution brings her to a cursed prince, who has his own ideas for her power.


What I thought:

I was really excited for this book, I loved her other series, the chemical garden trilogy. But unfortunately this book was a really big disappointment..

I can literally not come up with something I enjoyed in this book.. Like maybe the idea behind the book??

I did not like the characters at all.. Wil was kind of annoying. The cursed prince, Loom, was just too high on himself. Maybe I liked the brother, Gerdie, he was really kind!

The start of this book was really confusing, I had no idea what was going on for like the first 2 hours (of the 6,5 hours). After that there was given so much information of which I had no idea what I had to do with it.. Like most of the information felt irrelevant, or at least for this book, maybe it is necessary for the sequel. But then again it was so much information that I will not even remember it IF I read the sequel.

Also I still don’t know if having a power like hers is normal, or is it happens more often. They did mention something about it at the ending, but I wanted a bit more information.. When I want more information I don’t get it haha..

At some point I wanted to DNF but I had only 1,5 hour left in the audiobook, so decided to push through.

So if it was not obvious, I will not be continuing this series.


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