Release Date: September 18, 2010
Series: Cold Kiss #2
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Publisher
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 went into Cold Kiss last year with some trepidation. It was one of those books that I thought sounded great but then I kept hearing mixed things about it. When I finally picked it up I was swept right into the story. It had lots of really unique elements that I loved. It was romantic and subtly creepy. Plus, there’s magic and I love me some magic. Obviously, I’ve been pretty excited to read the follow up, Glass Heart.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with Glass Heart as the main issue in the first book was something that was resolved and couldn’t carry over to the one. I was really hoping for some more info about Wren’s powers. That was my only expectation. You do get some more info, and you get to see her powers in action a lot more and, of course, I liked that. I also love the atmosphere that Amy Garvey infuses her stories with. The descriptions are so well done that you can almost feel the snow on your skin and the magic in the air.
I did find Glass Heart’s pace to be semi slow. The book is short, but it still seemed like not much happened through most of it. It was still enough to hold my attention. I also didn’t connect with Gabriel and Wren as much this time around. They were always teasing each other and being a little juvenile. I got a little tired of that. I did like their dynamic and by the end they had grown into a solid couple.
Overall, Glass Heart was a good sequel. I didn’t like it as much as its predecessor, but I’m always game for a magic filled story. Especially if there’s kissing and there’s lots of kissing in Glass Heart.