Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Review ~ The Glass Castle

My daughter recently read, The Glass Castle, by Trisha White Priebe & Jerry B. Jenkins, from Shiloh Run Press. My 13 year old daughter is an avid reader and snatched up this book when it arrived in the mail. When this review opportunity came available I jumped at the chance to get in on the reviewing action. 

The Glass Castle is the first book in The 13 Series. Book two, The Ruby Moon, will come out in October 2016. This book of adventure, suspense, and action is geared for readers 10-15 years of age. The book is 256 pages in length.

What happens when a king is getting old and needs an heir to his throne? Thirteen years prior the king had a son but was told that he had died. Angelina, the kings current wife, is paranoid and wants to be certain that the child really did die. She has all orphans that are 13 years of age captured. For Avery and her little brother, an afternoon walk turns dark when Avery is kidnapped and separated from her brother. Avery discovers that there are many secrets about the past. Avery, along with Kate, Tuck, and Kendrick set out to find the answers to past secrets from within the castle walls. 

Will Avery be able to escape?

Will Avery and her friends uncover truths hushed for years?

Will Avery remain safe?

Is the kings heir really dead?

“To me, a world without my family is the farthest thing from perfect.” 
This is what my daughter had to say,

"Avery is a 13 year old girl who was kidnapped and taken away from her family by an old woman. She is taken to a glass castle. While imprisoned there, Avery meets many other 13 year olds. The castle is ruled by an evil king and queen. All of the 13 year olds are forced to work in the glass castle. They must work tirelessly but Avery is determined to uncover the real reason they are there. 

Rumor has it that one of the kidnapped orphans is really the long-lost son of the king. The king's first wife died in childbirth and the king was told the child had also died. Avery, quite fearless, begins to try and unravel the truth. Avery begins to believe that Kendrick just may be the king's long lost "dead" son. 

The book keep me in suspense the whole way through. Each chapter held new suspenseful plots. The book was a very easy, quick read. I read it in two days. Honestly, I cannot pick a favorite part. As I read the book, it was like I was living the story. The writing was so vivid  and real. It was easy to picture each and every scene and event as they unfolded. 
The end of the book leaves the reader with a very suspenseful cliffhanger. Ugh, I cannot believe that I have to wait until October to find out what happens next!!

I could tell you so much more but then it would spoil the joy of reading the book for yourself."

If this book sounds like an interesting read, you can read the first chapter entitled Captured! 

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