Earlier this year, I read and adored Candace Robinson‘s first book in the Glass Vault series. When the author’s second book, The Bride of Glass, was published this summer, I had to jump on it. What imagination and creativity lurks in her mind!
Combining fantasies and fairy tales, this series expands upon everything we thought we knew about the stories of yesteryear and injects them with a twisty punch. Perrie is stuck in Quinsey Wolfe’s crazy glass vault, but she’s no longer Perrie. He’s transformed his bride into something very different, yet memories surface and push her to figure out the truth. Vale keeps a strong hold on her, but her friends are very persistent. Will she be rescued? Will he go back to the underworld? What happens to their strange and addictive love?
What I loved the most about this book was learning the back stories of all the characters who’ve been previously turned into storybook characters… from Little Red Riding Hood to Jack the Ripper, we now understand how Vale transported them into his frozen world, and how they can be turned into glass. The most fantastic part is Vale’s history… who his parents are, what happened to him as a child, and what he really wants from life.
Robinson has built a stellar cast with strong appeal. We root for the bad guys to turn good, yet we dislike some of the things some must to do get there. The world is grey… not black and white. It’s a nice gut punch of passion and fear. To be in her mind while creating this would be quite comical and inspiring. It’s such an easy-reading style full of imagery and thought-provoking concepts. I definitely look forward to reading more from her… this was my third book and I’m sure they will continue to amaze and entertain me. Thanks for this great series… perhaps one day, there could be a third Quinsey Wolfe installment?
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