Book Review: The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

Title: The Glass Spare
Series: The Glass Spare #1
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Blazer and Bray
Release Date: October 24th, 2017
Pages: 416
Format: e-galley
Source: Publisher
Age Group: Teens
Genre: Fantasy
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 discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure. But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power. With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?
Let me just make one point very clear: This is one girl that I would not want to mess with. I can honestly say that I would be a bundle of jewels that was on its way to the market to sell, and that was what I got from the synopsis, however, the story within gives you so much more. 

Following the main protagonist, Wil, daughter of a royal family who has been kept secret and is sent to do her father's, the king, spying. However, what she doesn't know but will soon find out is that she is much more that what she thinks she is.

The story is a slow start but do not let that discourage you from continuing the book. I promise as you get back the first few chapters, you will see a pace increase and before you know it you are thrown into a world of adventure, deceit, and quite possibly love. 

It is crazy to read about what people will do to kill someone, even it means killing themselves. But what is most intriguing is what people will do for the ones they love. I can't really argue against this because I know I am one to do crazy things for the people I love. Am I the only one though? 

I am excited to see where the next book takes us. I am interested to see if Wil will ever go home and in what state she will find it in. If you are looking for a fantasy that tells you sometimes having power is more  frightful than fun but with a girl who is willing to fight to save a person she loves, this is the book for you. 



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