Thursday, April 23, 2015

Daughter of Glass~Vicki Keire | Review

Title: Daughter of Glass
Author: Vicki Keire
Genre: YA Paranormal
Length: 198 Pages
Release: March 2015
My Rating: 3/5 Stars

I received this novel through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sasha Alexander has a powerful ability.

Either that, or she’s dangerously mad. She isn’t always sure which.

Her father shrouds her in isolation, convinced he’s protecting her from the same madness that took her mother. But the seven impossible guardians that only she can see insist she’s gifted. Her companions since her mother’s suicide a decade ago, they protect her from hurt, pain and fear.

They also keep her from feeling love.

Sasha doesn’t know how to react when Noah explodes through her defenses. This strange young man with the scarred hands suddenly makes her feel again. And she wants more. More of Noah, of his wakening touch. But the guardians don’t want to lose their decade-long hold, while her father despises Noah on sight.

Sasha risks exposing Noah to a world that would cheerfully see him dead.

But unless she can learn to control her own emotions, the biggest danger to them all may be Sasha herself.

The concept of this novel is very interesting. Basically, Sasha is guided and protected by guardians who represent the seven deadly sins (or a version of them). Each of these guardians prevents Sasha from feeling the emotions they represent. Sasha is gifted and can manipulate emotions, so the guardians keep her in check to protect her from herself. 

I find the use of these "aspects" of her personality and their damping of her emotions to be extremely fascinating. It reminds me of a couple of novellas that I read not too long ago and the concept has fascinated me ever since. I was very intrigued to see this idea again. I loved the interaction between Sasha and these guardians. The way she described them and how she was the only one who could interact with them is really well depicted. 

The main thing that I found lacking in this novel was depth. The concept could have been expanded and developed to make a more compelling read. As it is, I really enjoyed it. I just didn't think it was great. I also felt that things were too rushed with Sasha and Noah. I appreciated that this was mentioned in the novel, but again, a little more development here would have been nice. 

One thing this novel has going for it is that cover. It's really intriguing. That was one of the first things that drew me to the novel in the first place. And the title is equally intriguing. 

Overall this was a fun, fast read. I would recommend it to those interested in YA novels with paranormal aspects.  

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