Glass Heart (Cold Kiss #2) by Amy Garvey
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published: Sept. 2012 by Harper Teen
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 read Cold Kiss and Glass Heart back to back and I rarely ever am able to do that. I think reading them back to back sort of changes how I see things. In Cold Kiss I wasn't very annoyed by the main character, Wren, but there were a few things that sort of bothered me. Those things kind of carried over to Glass Heart for me and so what annoyed me about her kind of doubled my annoyance. Does that make sense?
So I really like the concept of the story and the whole story line. I like the whole witch aspect of it all quite a lot. And I love the names of the characters, which doesn't really matter, but yet I want to comment just cause I love the names so much. I also really like Gabriel, a lot. I actually don't have any complaints about him at all. He was totally the kind of guy I like to read about. He's not a bad boy or anything, he's just a normal guy and really nice. And hot, apparently.
So now we're back to Wren. In the previous book she dealt with her dead boyfriend who she brought back to life and should have learned her lesson about her powers. But yet I understood she wanted to experiment with them a bit so when she met two people who also have powers she was drawn to them and wanted to be friends with them. I never understood why she'd want to be friends with Fiona and Bay. They never showed anything likable about them. At all. But in Wren's defense, she actually started noticing things a bit 'off' about them fairly quickly. It's just too bad she wasn't smart enough to listen to that little voice inside her telling her to stay away from them. And while hanging out with them she's blowing off Gabriel and making up excuses to herself about why he's not good for her, etc. I just didn't really get that. So my issue is her bringing a bunch of unnecessary drama to their relationship. Oh, and also I didn't get her whole father issue. She's told she can see her father when she's ready, and we don't know what the deal with him is, at all. But instead of being curious about it she's just mad and refuses to see him which makes it so her sister can't see him and she clearly really wants to. This aspect also drove me slightly crazy. And I didn't understand why her mom was so secretive about stuff.
Another thing is that there's a slight mystery as there's a boy that goes missing. This mystery was something I had figured out almost the moment we hear about him going missing. Yeah, maybe not all the details of it, but the general idea of what happened. That kind of made it so I never had that urge to know more and keep reading to find out. It wasn't a huge issue for me, but it's something that could have been expanded on and a bit more suspenseful.
Now Wren drove me a bit nuts in this book, but like I said, I like the concept and witchy factor in the book. It was an enjoyable read for the most part. I just wanted to slap Wren a time or two about her stupidity.