Title: The Glass Arrow
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: February 10 2015
Pages: Paperback 331
Source: ARC from the Publisher
I really enjoyed this book. I love Aya and the rest of the characters! I love the action, romance and the world! I love the cover. Over all I really loved this book (as you can tell.)
Aya is such a dynamic character. While she is wild and strong she also has a soft spot and a weakness and that is her family. While the premise of this book intrigued me and got me to pick it up, what pulled me in and kept me reading was Aya's love for her family! Aya is smart, determined and brave!
I loved that we got equal parts fantasy and science fiction in this book! Aya's world outside the city walls is primitive and exciting while the city she get captured and brought to has futuristic technology like meal pills, communication pads and video game simulation that takes up an entire room!
I very easily fell for Aya and Kiran as a couple! There was no love triangle or insta-love which is alway nice in a YA novel but the way that Aya falls for Kerin slowly but with her whole heart just made me swoon!!
The whole story I am expecting some big revolution where our main characters try to right the wrongs the government put in place and when I did not get that I was initially disappointed and then I realized that the way the story turns out instead makes much more sense!! This is just a girl who is trying to reunite with her family and become whole again! I felt the same way about the ending it didn't seem right and it wasn't very climactic with a big cliffhanger that you are expecting to have at the end of a epic fantasy but then I cam to my senses realized there was no epic fantasy here and this ending was exactly how it should have been!
What I Did Not Like:
There was something about the first section of the book (called The Garden) that just bored me and I do not know why! Maybe because it is just world building and not much action besides the first chapter, but other than that no complaints!