The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefanoThe Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

The Glass Spare

byLauren DeStefano

Hardcover | October 24, 2017

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The first in a new fantasy duology, The Glass Spare is a gorgeously told tale of love, loss, and deadly power from Lauren DeStefano, the bestselling author of the Chemical Garden series. Perfect for fans of Shannon Hale and Renee Ahdieh.

Wilhelmina Heidle, the fourth child and 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, though, 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 Wil’s 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?

Lauren DeStefano earned her BA in English with a concentration in creative writing from Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut in 2007. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of Wither, Fever, Sever, the Internment Chronicles, A Curious Tale of the In-Between, and The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart. You can find her online...
Title:The Glass SpareFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.29 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062491288

ISBN - 13:9780062491282


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique Read! *I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review*#indigoemployee The Glass Spare is a truly unique and addicting story. Our main character, Wil Heidle, is a strong female lead who suddenly finds herself cursed. She teaches readers that one can be tough as nails while still harboring weaknesses. In fact, each Heidle sibling possesses their own unique personality, special talents, and various character flaws. Readers quickly discover that being a member of the royal family and living in rich splendor is not all that it's cracked up to be. DeStefano has incorporated some truly wonderful world building by presenting a land full of rich beauty and magic. I would highly recommend for any teen looking for that new and unique fantasy novel! Perfect for fans of The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and Royal Bastards by Andrew Schvarts. *This book examines family ties and the extreme circumstances that can bring siblings together, or tear them apart. The Queen also suffers from OCD and extreme superstition.
Date published: 2017-07-04

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“Bursting with intrigue, mystery, [and] danger”