August 13, 2012

Review: Glass Heart by Amy Garvey

Glass Heart (Cold Kiss, #2)
Glass Heart by Amy Garvey
AmazonBarnes & Nobles
Expected publication:
September 18th 2012
By HarperTeen

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.

          My Review: 

     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.


26 comments:

  1. Well, I'm glad you liked the book (or sorta liked it, rather...). The cover looks alot like Abby Glines's Vincent Boys cover. Thanks for sharing the review- I'll consider reading this one!

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    1. You're welcome Shelby. I liked it for the most part. Hope you enjoy it too.

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  2. Thanks for the review...I have not heard of this book before but it sounds like something I would completely enjoy!!

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    1. Well this is the second book in sequel. But it's not one of those books that you must be book 1. I hope you do enjoy.

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  3. I love reading reviews especially if I am on the fence about a book. Great review. Thx

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    1. Well I hope my review helped. Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Biting their bottom lip? Really? Interesting. I've never really read a book that had that constantly going on and on and on. Odd.

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    1. OMG! It happened quite a lot in this book. And then the next book I picked up after this, the characters in there was doing the same. It may be a trend now. I find it quite annoying.

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  5. This sounds like a great follow up. I pretty much felt the same way about Cold Kiss but I'm still anticipating this read.

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    1. Yeah, this sequel took a lot of people by surprise. I hope you like it.

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  6. I didn't know there was a sequel to Cold Kiss, I agree with you about it the ending from the first book being good enough that there didn't need to be a sequel. Though I still might pick this one up. Thanks for the honest review! :)

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    1. I had to pick it up. I had to figure out what this sequel was about.

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  7. I think people take the biting the bottom lip too far. Once or twice it still has it's 'appeal' and then they just get carried away. I still need to read Cold Kiss though. Great review

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    1. Ohh yes that's so annoying. And then the next book I picked up had someone biting their lip on the very first page. I wanted to throw the book across the room.

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  8. Very awesome review. I am sorry your did not like it as much as you would have liked too. I can't wait to read the book. The cover alone is very pretty!

    - Beckie

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  9. I haven't read Cold Kiss yet but if it ended well that a sequel was a surprise I'd try it. Sometimes the sequel can make or break it.

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    1. You're right, sometimes the sequel makes it or breaks it.

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  10. I was thinking of getting cold kiss, but I haven't read it yet. If I like cold kiss, I'll most likely get this. But you said you were surprised there is a sequel, which means there wasn't much unsolved in the cold kiss. So I'm guessing cold kiss could be a stand alone.

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    1. You see, I thought Cold Kiss was okay too. I wasn't a crazy fan about it. But when I heard it has a sequel, I had to read it because I thought it ended well.

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  11. I have Cold Kiss sitting on my Kindle, but like so many others, I haven't had the chance to read it yet. I think it is finally coming up on my TBR. Like you, for some reason I thought it would be a stand-alone. It is a little disappointing that it isn't, but at least I haven't read the first one yet, so I don't have to wait so long to read the last. Thanks so much for the review!

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    1. You're right. I like when I get into an author or a series and it's all published. I don't like waiting for the next book. It's torture sometimes. LOL

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  12. Thanks a lot for your honesty!
    I remember having a few issues with COLD KISS - I liked it but never really connected to its characters and didn't really feel pulled into the story. But I also remember that I had a few questions left towards the ending (I think it was something about her father, not completely sure though), so I'd almost be tempted to pick this one up nonetheless... but maybe I'll wait for a time when my tbr-pile is a bit smaller. :D
    Lovely review!

    Carina
    Fictional Distraction

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  13. I cannot wait for this book! :) It's a pity you didn't like it as much as the first though. :(

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  14. ha! i noticed the same thing about the bottom lip biting. i thought that it was just me!

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  15. These powers sound neat. Thanks for such an honest review.

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