The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare, #1) by Lauren DeStefano

The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare, #1)

A banished princess.A deadly curse.A kingdom at war.Wil Heidle, the 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 disco...

Details The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare, #1)

TitleThe Glass Spare (The Glass Spare, #1)
Release DateOct 24th, 2017
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare, #1)

  • Emily May
    It had been two hours. Two hours since she’d gotten too close to that boy in the woods. That strange, lovely boy with the deep sad eyes and tattoos he kept hidden like words that went unsaid. I am so tired of these pseudo-fantasy cover ups for bland romance novels. The Glass Spare has an interesting premise - a spin on the King Midas myth, where the protagonist turns everything and everyone she touches into precious gemstones - but it is bogged...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Aaaah I did the thing where I wait too long to review a book after reading it... it's been 3 months and I really don't remember everything I wanted to for a detailed review. SO here's the abbreviated version!The main thing I remember is the awesome worldbuilding. It's a kingdom with a castle, princes, gas lanterns, gears, machines, photographs, data goggles, trains, electric lights, cement mixers, gloomy stone hallways, telephones, alchemized bom...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    Really solid fantasy read. Super interesting world building. And I absolutely adored all of the characters.
  • Aly's Bookish Wonderland
    On many nights in Wil's childhood, the queen would hold her and rock her to sleep, and she would whisper, "Death itself is no match for you. The day you were born, it shrank away in fear." Oh, Wonderlings. I am so woefully disappointed. The Glass Spare was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, ever since someone said it was Shatter Me 2.0 with a villain love interest.VILLAIN. LOVE. INTEREST. Do you see, dear reader? I was ensnared. I nee...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    4.5 Stars!I've been meaning to try this author for awhile now and even though I have many of her books in my TBR pile, I decided this story would be the one I would start with first.I'm so very glad that I did. I opened this expecting cliches galore and a little bit of the same old same old that the YA market has been flooded with and instead I found a read that was not only engaging but easy to pick up and hard to put down. I quickly became not ...
  • Candace Robinson
  • Crazy4Books
    Actual Rating: 3.5 StarsAfter giving up on a few books in a row I was so relieved when this gripped me almost right away. This story follows a banished princess on a quest to find a marveler who can remove her curse while avoiding the war thats brewing. I loved the concept of turning people into gemstones with a touch. Gemstones have always been a fascination of mine. The main character Wil was caring and resourceful. I liked how she was able to...