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Hey Epic Geeks,
Welcome to my review of “The Bride of Glass“ by Candace Robinson. I’m extremely excited to share with you both the amazing cover reveal and a full review. All of my reviews have a non-spoiler and spoiler section.
The Bride of Glass is a urban fantasy horror novel
It is the second book to Quincey Wolfe’s Glass Vault. This novel is classified as new adult, but I didn’t find it as mature in the horror areas as I did the first novel. If it’s for “young adult”, it’s not for your young teen.
In the first novel, residents of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing almost daily. There was a mysterious museum that appeared out of no where. To find out more about Quincey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, please go read my full review. You should definitely read Quincey Wolfe’s Glass Vault before picking up The Bride of Glass.
And now for the cover reveal … isn’t it gorgeous?
I love purple and teal … and both novels in this duology have those colors! I love the little trinkets throughout that hint at the story. <3
As far as The Bride of Glass goes, I absolutely loved this novel. It left me hanging on the edge of my seat and not wanting to put down my book. I gave the first book a 4.8 star. Until about halfway through The Bride of Glass, I would have landed it about a 4 star review, but the book definitely picked up and averaged it out at a 4.5 star review, 5 stars on Goodreads.
There was great character development throughout the duology
I feel like some of the after-math of the horror could have been amped up. It felt like she wanted to show more PTSD but shied away from going full fledged. There was a lot of focus on nightmares though. I loved a lot of the character descriptions and overall the way characters interacted with each other, including some back story. I can’t really give much more info without spoilers so go read the two books and come back for the spoiler section.
“The Bride of Glass” Spoiler section
Oh. My. God.
I just want to leave it at that because part of me is speechless.
At first I didn’t like the thought of Maisie and Neven. I mean, come on, it’s the friends, love triangle, survivor’s come together thing. However, once Candace tossed in that they had shared a kiss in the past, but without cheating, and the awkward teenage angst. I loved it. I warmed up to the idea. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely didn’t ship Nev and Perrie, but in the beginning, it just didn’t feel right for him to be with Mais.
Second: WTF VALE?
I knew that the moment of a heartbeat would be important. I loved how subtle the realization of his heartbeat was. Even though we knew he didn’t have a heartbeat, you didn’t realize it was wrong until later. I really loved all of the blasts to the past. Filling us in with how everything played a part up to now was great.
Third: OH THE FEELS
I was definitely hit by the feels when Perrie was realizing her family was dead; gone to the afterlife … or wherever they ended up. Part of me felt like everyone could be just unfrozen and they’d be fine. Part of me knew that couldn’t be true otherwise they’d be coming back headless. What if maybe they could be immortal and just sew them back on? Obviously that was just hopeful thinking; just like Perrie.
I was a little disappointed in the ending
I was expecting and wanted it to be an open ended cliffhanger, not knowing if Fannie was going to accomplish bringing his father to Earth and leaving Vale in a power struggle from his father draining him and ohhhh the angst and struggle.
Instead we got a pretty happy ending wrapped in a box. I mean, I should be happy, right?
I just don’t know, if there is a next book, how it will begin or what the conflict would be. I feel like it may be forced but at the same time, I also know Candace will do a great job adding in some twists or turns making another book be perfect.
I didn’t know it was a duology … oops
I reached out to Candace and she confirmed that this is a duology. There is not a third book coming. I am a little disappointed but at the same time, it makes me feel a lot better about the ending.
Great job Candace, keep up all of the amazing work. I can’t wait to see more from you!