The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

The Glass Arrow

The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capt...


Details The Glass Arrow

TitleThe Glass Arrow
ISBN9780765336613
Author
Release DateFeb 10th, 2015
PublisherTor Teen
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy, Romance
Rating

Reviews The Glass Arrow

  • Lola
    1970-01-01
    Sometimes you just know from the start if a book is for you or not. I simply can't this one... dnf.
  • Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
    1970-01-01
    The world is not ending. Nobody is special. Nobody has a special gift. There's no insta-love. THERE'S NO LOVE TRIANGLE!!! Is it possible??!? YES PEOPLE. IT IS. And I have found it. I have found The Book. The Glass Arrow is utterly captivating. Since Kristen has a very special Guest Post for us, I'm gonna keep this review a short one. So this is what I'll tell you: Simmons' writing is strong. She made a very terrifying world and yet, you can't he...
  • Alyssa
    1970-01-01
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***The Glass Arrow by Kristen SimmonsPublisher: Tor TeenPublication Date: February 10, 2015Rating: 5 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.In a world where femal...
  • Faye, la Patata
    1970-01-01
    When you hear the words "young adult dystopian", what are the first things that come to your mind? Wait, don't bother; I'm going to do a checklist for you:☑ There is a special, teenage snowflake...☑ ... who insists she is average and normal...☑ ... but catches the attention of one or two or three love interests...☑ ... who without the help of experienced adults...☑ ... manages to topple an oppressive government/system.Am I right, o...
  • Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
    1970-01-01
    Because I couldn't wait any longer to share my thoughts with you guys. (Pre-order this book. You can thank me later.)Wow, you guys. WOW. This book blew me away! I knew I was going to love it from the very first page. (And that cover!!) The first chapter is explosive and I was hooked right from the start. Glass Arrow is a beautiful and wild ride!The world building was epic! It painted a very vivid picture in my head, and I could easily see this be...
  • Giselle
    1970-01-01
    The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road? Sign me up! And unlike most times, I actually agree with that description. The Glass Arrow is a story about a girl living in a terrifying world where women are sold like livestock to the highest bidder. Fortunately for her, she has been raised in the wild, away from it all. Until now… she gets caught by hunters and she's shown no mercy. Being a fan of Kristen's Article 5 series, I had high hopes for t...
  • Jessica Folded Between the Pages of Books
    1970-01-01
    A standalone dystopian!!I know, it's crazy!! The really insane thing is that she totally could have stretched this out into a trilogy. Hell, she could have made it into a trilogy with 2 novellas, not because it was necessary but just to squeeze more money from us (cough) (cough). But she didn't and I totally appreciate that.This isn't your typical dystopian. What sets it apart is mostly the end so don't click unless you want to be spoiled a bit....
  • nick
    1970-01-01
    Kristen Simmons has fast become one of my favorite authors. I was ecstatic to find out that she was releasing a new book this year and even more excited that it was a dystopian because she excels at writing those. With The Glass Arrow, Kristen Simmons, once again proved why she is an auto-buy author for me. Intense, action-packed and emotionally draining, The Glass Arrow is Kristen's strongest book yet.In any book, it's the characters that really...
  • Jenna (Bookiemoji)
    1970-01-01
    Review also available at Jenna Does Books! Only one book that I’ve read in recent months can drag me back out from the cave I’ve burrowed myself inside – a book that challenges all that exists in YA literature and dares to be a most shocking and intense experience for readers…THE GLASS ARROW by Kristen Simmons is that book. Sadly, it won’t be released until February 2015, but you NEED to have this on your radar NOW.Trust me. You do.Kris...
  • Rachel (APCB Reviews)
    1970-01-01
    Initial Thoughts: Oh what a great ending!! A solid standalone, many claps and cheers from me :) Read the full review @ A Perfection Called BooksI'll admit I was skeptical. How can one write a fantasy novel standalone? Is there enough time for world-building, characterization, and plot development and resolution? Never fear, this book blew away my worries and brought a great fantasy novel that I'm sure people will love.My favorite element of this ...
  • Natalie (Never trust a duck)
    1970-01-01
    Just not my cup of tea. But I still adore the cover.
  • Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
    1970-01-01
    Guy, I could not believe this! I was going through my 2015 list, compiling my favorites for the year and I noticed that I have missed reviewing The Glass Arrow. At first I was shocked because I liked it so much, then I was confused and then I looked at my Goodreads shelf and everything came to light. I read The Glass Arrow literally the day before my son was born.So despite this being several months late. I figured it was still better late then n...
  • Rashika (is tired)
    1970-01-01
    ***This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoWith all the praise that I kept hearing for this book, I was prepared to be amazed yet there was some part of me that expected this book to be just like any other dystopia I’ve ever read. Sometimes you just gotta roll with it because I chose to and this book turned out to be one of the best dystopias I’ve ever read. It’s richly developed but more importantly, it’s realistic. It’s n...
  • Danielle (Love at First Page)
    1970-01-01
    4-4.5 stars The Glass Arrow is Kristen Simmon’s fourth book but second project, following her dystopian trilogy Article 5, and it shows off what a gifted storyteller she has become. She really, really impressed me with this standalone. It’s thrilling, engaging, complex, and completely unique. I was riveted from the first page to the last. Though I enjoyed Article 5, The Glass Arrow managed to surprise me with how much I fell in love with its ...
  • Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)
    1970-01-01
    4 Stars Kristen Simmons has done it again in this EPIC standalone, that interweaves thrilling dystopia, heart-pounding adventure, turmoil of survival, and a fresh and truly unforgettable romance, that will touch your hearts for years to come. THE GLASS ARROW definitely delivers!!!If there's one thing I know for sure about Kristen Simmons, it's that she NEVER fails me, NEVER!!! Even though I didn't love this standalone as much as her other series,...
  • Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
    1970-01-01
    This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd MY THOUGHTS This book is about Aya, who has been living in the wilds her whole life with the rest of her family. So far, they have been able to evade capture, but one day their luck runs out and Aya is taken. In this society, women are property that are sold to the highest bidder. The owners can even throw away their new 'properties' once they get enough use out of them, get tired of them....
  • Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)
    1970-01-01
    This is a book that, while it was on my TBR, it wasn’t on my immediate TBR. I added this book as soon as I saw the cover and summary because a) that cover is gorgeous and b) I love books with strong and fierce MC’s. But, I also really don’t like or normally read dystopias, which is why this wasn’t in my immediate TBR. It wasn’t until my friend Nick kept telling about how much she loved it and how she thought I would love it too. She’s...
  • Rebekah
    1970-01-01
    Review found at: awesomebooknut.comOk first off, I HATE The Handmaid's Tale. So when I got this book and THAT is what it said? Yikes. However I LOVED Blood Red Road so putting two books that's I've read and have polar opposite thoughts and feelings on...well I was interested!I didn't really know what I was getting into, however I was hooked from the first few pages. This book was very well written, with some very raw, emotional, and controversial...
  • Carly
    1970-01-01
    2.5 stars -- I found the main character quite juvenile and the relationships to be very underdeveloped. The narrative writing style was well done but the story just seemed a little bit all over the place to me, and I found it hard to sympathise with any of the characters. The cringe factor was very well done though. They way society works in this novel, where women are seen as slaves meant to be sold off to men, left me angry and upset, but in a ...
  • Tabitha
    1970-01-01
    Originally reviewed on my blog, Not Yet Readhttp://www.notyetread.com/2015/02/rev...Women are propertyThe Glass Arrow features a dystopian society where women are property and the female population is kept under control by a census where female babies are put to death whenever the census gets too high.O no, not I! – I will survive!Aya, named ‘Clover’ by her captors is a 16 year old survivor of the wilds. She was born and raised in the wild ...
  • Keertana
    1970-01-01
    Rating: 3.5 StarsThe Glass Arrow is being lauded as a breath of fresh air in the dystopian genre--and, to some extent, I suppose it is. Yet, while Simmons latest is a vast improvement from her debut trilogy (in my opinion, at any rate), I found myself left wanting at the end. Simmons throws us into a futuristic world where the freedoms women have fought so hard to win are, once again, stripped away. In the world of The Glass Arrow, women are auct...
  • Jilly
    1970-01-01
    The Handmaid's Tale meets YA Dystopia. And, without all of that silly depression and despondency that comes with The Handmaid's Tale. There is hope in this one. YA style hope, meaning there is a boy involved, but still, it was much better than I expected it to be. Because, love-interest or not, our heroine is more interested in being free than chasing a guy around. My ma taught me one thing from the beginning. My body is mine. My own. No one else...
  • Caitlin L
    1970-01-01
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  • Nastassja
    1970-01-01
    “What’s a glass arrow?” she asks without turning around.“Once, a long time ago, when the grass was grazed too thin and the game was scarce, Fox and Deer sang to Mother Hawk for food to end their families’ suffering.She flew down from the sky with an arrow made of green glass and told them that she’d give it to the winner of a race across the country. Fox thought the race was a waste of time and went to the lowlands in search of food. ...
  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    1970-01-01
    3.5 starsFor some reason, I was quite sure The Glass Arrow would be a fantasy book. The cover certainly points that way, and although I should not have assumed, I was still surprised to find a complex dystopia instead of the fantasy novel I was hoping for. The world Simmons gives us is horrifying: hunger, disease and awful living conditions for everyone but the very few rich men. The women are considered to be merchandise and they are sold like o...
  • Yonaily
    1970-01-01
    "I’ve fought well, just like my ma taught me. Just like I was supposed to do. It finally feels all right to let go, and when I do, I can breathe. It feels like the first time in years that I’ve really breathed. Everything is okay now. Everyone is safe. I am free. I’ve got the glass arrow." Amor. Amor es lo que siento hacia este libro, hacia sus personajes, su protagonista y su escritura. Y odio. Muchísimo odio a esta horrible sociedad que ...
  • Kaitlin
    1970-01-01
    *Thank you to Jess @ Novel Heartbeat for lending me an ARC of this book!The Glass Arrow was a story of freedom, strength, and sacrifice. The world was set was well built and very interesting. Scary, too. The characters were great and the heroine was amazing!The concept of the world has been done before--with women being sold to the highest bidder for breeding and increasing the population--but the world it was set in may be one of my favorites wh...
  • Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
    1970-01-01
    My brain is on a go slow and I'm feeling under educated this morning so I'll keep it short.I loved the auction storyline and the world setting, but it fell a bit flat pace wise for me.