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September 18th 2012
Wren can do things that other people can only dream of. Make it snow on a clear, crisp day. Fly through an abandoned tunnel. Bring a paper bird to life.
Wren knows her abilities are tinged with danger—knows how easy it is to lose control—but she can't resist the intoxicating rush. And now that she has Gabriel by her side, someone who knows what she can do—what she has done—she finally feels free to be herself.
But as Wren explores the possibilities of her simmering powers, Gabriel starts pushing her away. Telling her to be careful. Telling her to stop. The more he cautions her, the more determined Wren becomes to prove that she can handle things on her own. And by the time she realizes that Gabriel may be right, it could be too late to bring him back to her side.
I'm going to start this review in a bit of a rant. I have to let that go first so I can continue. Ms. Garvey, did you by any chance read some popular books prior to writing this novel? I'm only asking because there is this one specific thing throughout the story that a couple of her characters did quite often that I found so annoying. If I had read this on my kindle, I could tell you how many times I've read a character doing this. Biting their bottom lip. This gesture is not sexy or endearing. It's actually quite annoying. I know that a few popular unnamed books have this going on with their characters. It didn't work for them and it's not working here. End Rant.
When I heard Cold Kiss had a sequel I was caught by surprise. I didn't expect there to be a sequel because the story ended quite well in Cold Kiss. Either way, I really wanted to get my hands on Glass Heart because I thought Cold Kiss was an interesting story. Plus, I had to find out how she can come up with a sequel to a book that had a complete ending to it. I found Glass Heart to be a bit more of Wren and Gabe's relationship than anything else. Wren's actions are all based on Gabriel's attitude.
In Glass Heart, Wren experiments more with her powers. But Gabriel doesn't like her playing with her powers. Controlling much? Well he has his reasons behind that. Since he's psychic he is very well aware of the dangers behind Wren using her powers. But since women (for the most) part don't like being told what to do, she decides she's going to do what she wants to do regardless of what Gabe says. So she pretty much makes a mess out of things. In this story, Garvey introduces you to a few new characters that you can tell right away are going to be troublesome. But these characters, in my opinion is what makes this book worth reading. The magic inside this book is interesting and the dilemmas are quite entertaining. You'll see how crazy magic can be in the hands of irresponsible teens.
Since I didn't expect Cold Kiss to have a sequel, I opened Glass Heart with caution. The story was interesting but it didn't grab me. However, I did enjoy the scenes between Wren and the new characters. They really are what made this story. Wren was just a bit of a rebel in this story if you ask me. And as for Gabe, instead of really telling her why he thought she shouldn't use her powers. He didn't, so there wasn't an understanding between him and Wren. There will be another installment to this series. Now that I'm aware of this, I am looking forward to that last book in this Cold Kiss series. I'd like to see how this all ends. I give Glass Heart a 3.5 stars.