The Glass Spare

The Glass Spare

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 wou A banished princess. A deadly curse. A kingdom at war. Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of th...

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Title:The Glass Spare
Author:Lauren DeStefano
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0062491288
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:402 pages pages

The Glass Spare Reviews

  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    Oct 16, 2017
    Full review can also be viewed on Lair Of Books: https://lairofbooksblog.wordpress.com... PLOT The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano can very well be seen as a gender-bend version of the King Midas & the Golden Touch myth. We are introduced to Wil Heidle the only daughter to t...
  • Melanie
    Nov 28, 2017
    This was also in the November 2017 OwlCrate box! ...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Jun 28, 2016
    Rating ~2.5 ?I run into fires, not from them.? This was actually better than I thought it would be. As a book, it was not anything particularly new and it did fall into a lot of trope patterns. But it did have at least some aspects that proved interesting enough. ...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Aug 10, 2017
    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...
  • Chelsea
    Mar 29, 2018
    Ok I'm pretty curious how the next book is going to go. Most of this book destroyed my heart but I'm glad I picked it back up and got to finish it. Definitely a good read if you're in to fantasy. ...
  • Jodi Meadows
    Sep 28, 2016
    I absolutely loved the worldbuilding in this one, and the way things are always more complicated than they first appear. ...
  • Lauren DeStefano
    Feb 27, 2017
    I learned I had OCD from watching Maury. At least, I think it was Maury. The mid-90s was the age of daytime talk shows, and now they have all blurred into my memory. What I do remember is this: I was eleven years old, and suddenly my entire world made sense. I?ve heard that mental...
  • Emily May
    Feb 11, 2017
    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 S...
  • Suzanne
    Jan 06, 2018
    I thought this was actually a rather charming and interested book. It does have the Midas feel obviously but it also has some fascinating characters that are fun to read about. The world building was not extensive, which I like more than the lengthy world building. I will continue this...
  • Sarah
    Oct 13, 2017
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) ?Death itself is no match for you. The day you were born, it shrank away in fear.? This was a YA fantasy story about a girl who found out that she could turn living things into gems...
  • Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
    Apr 02, 2018
    We're just royal spares, Wil. We won't inherit the kingdom or serve on Papa's guard. It's like we're made of leftover pieces. I'm all copper and hinges, and you're that indestructible glass. ?Gerdie The Glass Spare is such an underrated fantasy book. I hope that galleys of the seq...
  • Adri
    Oct 19, 2017
    ***4.5 STARS*** I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It was a hard one to rate but I settled on 4.5 because of how unique it was and how well-executed. I feel like it deserves more appreciation. ? My Thoughts The Glass Spare is a dark, atmospheric story a...
  • Jenny Baker
    Mar 04, 2018
    This book came in one of my Owlcrate boxes several months ago and I just now got around to reading it. Honestly, I wouldn?t have picked this book out for myself. Several things didn?t work for me. I felt like I needed more to the story. There were pages and pages where not much...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Nov 18, 2017
    Awesome Owlcrate Box! Link under picture will take you to my close-ups and explanation ? MORE PHOTOS 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 shran...
  • Aly's Bookish Wonderland
    May 27, 2017
    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 anticip...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Oct 01, 2017
    ?Death itself is no match for you. The day you were born, it shrank away in fear.? I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I was expecting a fun and unique fantasy story (which I got), but I loved the strong family relationships and the science fiction elements seamlessly b...
  • Candace Robinson
    Jan 10, 2018
    Did someone say King Midas? The world here was amazing! Not to mention, I am a big fan of the whole king turning everything he touches to gold story, so that being an influence here, drew me in! There was excellent character development throughout the story and each character had their...
  • Cesar
    Jul 11, 2016
    4.5 stars ?Death itself is no match for you. The day you were born, it shrank away in fear.? My first book of 2018 and I loved it! Lauren DeStefano continues to surprise me with each book she has written. She's definitely an author I really enjoy. If you haven't guessed...
  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Apr 10, 2017
    Really solid fantasy read. Super interesting world building. And I absolutely adored all of the characters. ...
  • Chantal
    Aug 04, 2018
    Sono troppo indecisa sul rating, ma comunque il libro mi piaciuto troppo. Bisognerebbe parlarne di pi a mio avviso. The glass spare una storia piuttosto originale con degli ottimi personaggi e un world building affascinante e che ha sicuramente del potenziale. Ho apprezzato tan...
  • Nikki (Book Allure)
    Sep 20, 2017
    ARC provided by HarperCollins via Edelweiss. Review to come soon! ...
  • Fables&Wren
    Dec 06, 2016
    WrensReads Review: Everyone knows this is a play off of a classic story, right? About the king named Midas who made the wish to have everything he touches turn to gold? And he ends up alone because he kills everyone he comes in contact with? Well this is a play off that where a prin...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    May 22, 2017
    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 wit...
  • Emma♔☯ (Bookishfix)
    Feb 06, 2018
    ?Death itself is no match for you. The day you were born, it shrank away in fear.? I was pleasantly surprised by this book, I honestly thought it would bore the shit out of me- Never judge a book on the cover or synopsis alone! Truth be told I picked this up because I was run...
  • Brex (Bookosaurus_Rex)
    Nov 28, 2017
    Thank goodness that's over. This book is as exciting as a goldfish is to a dog lover. Everything from the plot, to the characters, to the trite "philosophical" observations was so unbearably flat. The relationship between Wil and her brothers was interesting but as soon as she meet...
  • Erin ღYour YA Readerღ
    Dec 02, 2017
    ????? 5 Cookies My blog! Check out the photos here jeqcbueou!!! Wow you guys... This book was an awesome owlcrate to recieve! I'm was actually thrilled to get it. It has taken me forever to write this review mainly because I wanted to wait until I could express my fee...
  • Yusra  ✨
    Feb 21, 2018
    it really wasn't that great. the gorgeous cover is a real let-down when the inside is bland and not at all sparkly. no, i wasn?t expecting jewel-encrusted pages, but some plot, maybe? there was so much potential in this book to be amazing, but it really freaking wasn't. Don't tell...
  • Crazy4Books
    Oct 05, 2017
    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars After 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 turni...
  • Sh3llraiser
    Feb 09, 2018
    I really wanted to like this. I tried hard and pushed through when the sluggish pacing made me want to DNF. There is nothing wrong with the writing or story. I just felt that something was missing and I never felt engrossed in the story or characters. It's a sort-of re-telling of the K...
  • Helen 2.0
    Feb 12, 2018
    Part of the November Owl Crate box!! Another great pick :) Wil is the fourth child of a ruthless king, kept secret from the world. In a turn-of-the-century inspired world with both industrialization and magic, she plans to use her anonymity to serve her father as a spy. However, at ...