The Cursed Sea (The Glass Spare, #2) by Lauren DeStefano

The Cursed Sea (The Glass Spare, #2)

Wilhemina Heidle, the exiled princess of Northern Arrod, the girl thought dead by her family and friends, must return home. The only way to save Loom, the cursed prince of the Southern Isles, is to revisit the castle and discover the origins of her own curse.But home is very different from how she left it—Wil’s unstable elder brother is now king, leading a war against the Southern Isles. And the rest of her family must reckon with the truth o...

Details The Cursed Sea (The Glass Spare, #2)

TitleThe Cursed Sea (The Glass Spare, #2)
Release DateDec 18th, 2018
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy, High Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Teen, Science Fiction, Steampunk

Reviews The Cursed Sea (The Glass Spare, #2)

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Fabulous! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
  • Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the brooding witch)
    Rating: 2.5It felt like this book was completely detached from the first one and shouldn’t have existed in the first place.
  • Gabry
  • Patty (IheartYA)
    A good sequel but not as good as the first book. It got a tad silly and seemed off course for a bit. The ending was rushed and it felt like a few more chapters could have been written before it. Overall, I love the concept, world and characters BUT if this author used the word "betray" one more time I would have thrown the book across the room.
  • Mar
    some things i liked:💌 seeing relationships and friendships strengthen💌 how the book jumps straight into the story without stalling 💌 espel and her ferocity when it comes to those she loves, and her unfaltering loyalty to her kingdom. i think she's my fave character 💌 how the characters are multifaceted 💌 the author's acknowledgement of thanks to her cats was hilarious some things i didn't quite enjoy:💌 i felt like the buildup to...
  • Zehra
    This book was as magical and heartbreaking as the first one but I feel like the author got lazy in the end because it just feels very rushed and a lot of stuff stays unexplained. It's a shame.
  • Hetal
    .[ ALERT: Can't remember what happened in The Glass Spare? Visit my new blog Recap the Rapture for in-depth recaps of some of your favorite books!]--3.45 stars--I have so many questions...That was SUCH a rushed ending. Like you don't know what happens to anyone! holy moly it is clear the author got lazy before Loom and Espel fight the final battle. I kept waiting for the magic system to really develop and it just never did. Like so many of t...
  • Shelley
    3.5 I fully support the end of the story
  • Carly
    Wow this was so good!!! It was so much better than the first and I loved the first book.
  • Steena Carey
    This is the first time I have ever consciously chosen to put a book down and walk away. DNF at 76%. It's really a shame because I absolutely loved the first book in this duology, but this book loses the majority of what made that book so great. To begin with, the complex romance dynamic between the two characters devolved into a typical mushy romance. I understand that they're teenagers but their relationship became so ripe with cliché in this s...
  • Layla
    What an emotional roller coaster ride from start to finish!A fantastic adventure, carrying on swiftly from where the last book left off. Secrets, lies, curses, love, heartbreak, loss. All interwoven beautifully to make the reader cry, smile, wince and scream all at the same time. Honestly I think this story could have even be stretched to encompass three books, rather than a duology, the last few chapters were rather quick. I'm not sure that my h...
  • Michael
    This book is tough to rate be single stars. At times the pacing would feel a bit faster than I preferred. Sometimes i would reread sections thinking I missed something because things happened a tad too quickly. It's understandable as I don't think this book would have benefited from a 3rd book. As it stands I still really enjoyed the book. I would rate if I could around a 3.75, so I'll give this a 4. Not as good as the first book, but I leave thi...
  • Stephanie
    I’m still not sure how I feel about this book. I loved the first book and this book disappointed me. It wasn’t a bad book but I was honestly bored while reading most of the book. Also most of the characters I didn’t care about at all! I liked reading about Wil, Loom and her brothers but the side characters were so unnecessary and I was bored reading about them. Book one was so much better! This book ended fine but it was kind of rushed. We ...
  • Karissa
    I really loved the beautiful writing style of this novel and continued to enjoy the unique magic and curses in this book. I also really enjoyed the characters a lot.For some reason the story felt a bit simple, thin, and predictable to me. The ending also felt a bit rushed and unfinished.The above being said I really enjoyed this duology. I thought the writing style was amazing and easy to read and plan on picking up more of DeStefano's books in t...
  • Gemma F
    Loom, Wil and Perfection. That is all.
  • BookHugger
    Some small quibbles, but over all, I adored this.Review to come.-Book Hugger
  • Lifecatsandbookchats
    It made her feel less monstrous to compare this hunger to use her curse to something more human, such as unbuckling her boots in anticipation of scratching at and itchy heelDo you believe in curses? The kind that take hold of your heart and change it into something you don't recognize, or maybe the kind that plague the minds of cities and the fruitful lands in which those minds thrive?If you don't, you should or rather, you will.DeStefano's seque...
  • Stephanie
    Alright, let's jump right in... I was excited about this next installment in Lauren DeStefano's Glass Spare series as I really liked the first one. I was fortunate in that I got to read them back to back, so there was none of that tedious waiting business. It's 2019. Who has the patience for patience anymore? Like most series, the first book was definitely better than the second, but in this case, it wasn't THAT much better, which is a good thing...
  • Lisa Lee
    The first word that pops into my mind when I think about this book is...lovely. The Cursed Sea by Lauren DeStefano was amazing. This is the sequel and final book to The Glass Spare. It was a simple and easy read. I flew through it because it was that good. I adore the relationship of Loom and Wil. Their relationship is like a never ending dance. Even though both of them are "cursed" they still made it work because of the love they share for each ...
  • Becca Jacquin
    I was highly anticipating The Cursed Sea from the moment I finished The Glass Spare. I fell in love with Wil as a character and her gift was unlike anything I'd read previously which made this fantasy duology stand out to me. Picking up right where The Glass Spare left off, unlike other books where hints are casually dropped to remind the reader what happened, this didn't occur for some of the more needed points. Without spoiling anything, reader...
  • Louellen Yon
    Unfortunately, I did not love this book as much as the first. I was not as interested in Wil's journey as I was before. I really love Lauren DeStefano's writing so I will continue to read her books. However, this one just didn't hit the mark for me. Some of Wil's actions seem to go against the character she had built up for us. I had predicted a lot of the outcomes, which isn't to say it wasn't a good story, just generic I suppose. What I did lik...
  • kerrycat
    each new book of DeStefano's is better than the last, and this is no exception. above all else, there's a lot of beautiful writing here - and quite the body count. I think I've read all of her YA books, and I've reviewed some of her middle grade work for School Library Journal, and it's safe to say that grief is central to them all. she isn't afraid to lay out the truth of it, either - there's none of that 'time heals' business going on, just the...
  • Kendra
    Okay so wowzers was this a marvelous book! And a beautiful end to this duology. Wil returns to her home to get a hold on her curse and tell her worried family members that she really isn’t dead and in the watery depths. But also keeping her heart in line and trying to save Loom and free him from his curse. Wil finds out that the place she calls home is hurting. And something dark and evil is covering it. If she stays her curse will slowly kill ...
  • Hannah Michaels
    Okay but the last lines made me fucking weep and now I’m a puddle and I can’t ever be healed. I think this book rambled and kind of slowed down compared to the last one. I expected the ending to be a bit longer? But I’m so glad they happened as they did. Loom is fucking pure. The purest of the pure. Espel is still bitchy but she deserves happiness. Wil is still deeply stubborn and so very determined and if I ever had a little girl, I would ...
  • Tiare
    For some reason I didn’t get into this series as much as I have with Lauren DeStefano’s other stuff. Maybe it’s because the world-building is a bit more generic-castle-opera fantasy (which tends not to be my thing) compared to her usual magical-realism fare. But it had some very unique elements, like the turning things to crystal curse, plus the very strong (and well-developed) family dynamic (which is one of my favorite things about Lauren...