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review 2016-08-15 00:00
Glass Arrow
Glass Arrow - Kristen Simmons I really liked this book. I let it sit around awhile before starting it, but after started, I wondered why I had waited so long. There were a couple of details within the plot that didn’t quite make sense to me. Girl babies were often frowned upon or killed, but the need of girls were in such high demand that they went great lengths to kidnap and buy or sale them. Also, the girls at the auction house had to be virgins or they were disfigured and thrown out as the lowest in society, but many were bought used and recycled (for lack of a better word) back through the house. So some of these dystopian world rules didn’t exactly connect, but the story was so interesting that I was able to overlook these irregularities. From the beginning, the story had me hooked. I couldn’t wait to see what Aya was going to do next in each situation. Also, it was fascinating discovering the classes and types of people.
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review 2016-02-13 20:18
The Glass Arrow - Kristen Simmons

The survival plot is okay but the world building is so very sloppy.

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review 2015-09-15 14:26
Review: The Glass Arrow
The Glass Arrow - Kristen Simmons

This dystopia just didn’t work for me. I’m not sure why I even started it when generally speaking novels with society where women are pretty much property and there for pets or breading purposes piss me off to no end. I think I was probably hoping that the girl who’s the heroine will knock the society down and put things right again. Which is what usually happens in dystopias.


But this one, focused on one girl, who’s family had managed to get away from the society and the women lived free hidden in the mountains. Aya is captured and dragged kicking and screaming all the way back to the major city to be put in an auction house with the other girls her age. Sole purpose is to be prettied up and sold off to the highest bidder.


One thing I did really like about Aya was her absolute determination to be free again. She fought tooth and nail against everything. All she was focused on was her escape. Escape, and nothing more. But the problem was the plot was just boring. And that’s all it seemed to be focused on. Aya bitching about her situation and wanting to be free. Some of it was rather unbelievable and kind of stupid as well. She gets herself stuck in solitary a lot. Which appears to be outside in fenced in area with a poisoned stream as well.


Yet she’s been sent there so often she manages to befriend a rogue wild wolf who can somehow sneak past the barriers. The place is guarded to the nines, but no one manages to notice this wolf. Or the really handsome boy who appears on the outside and gets Aya’s attention as well. The whole thing was eye rollingly irritating.


It took so long for anything to happen. And it was dull. Though at I suppose to be fair, the plot was at least compelling enough to finish it to find out if Aya ever did escape and find her family again. But bottom line, just didn’t like it. At all.

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review 2015-06-13 15:29
Review: The Glass Arrow!
Glass Arrow - Kristen Simmons

At A Glance
Young Adult; Sci Fi
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: nope.
Cliff Hanger: Kinda.
Rating: 4 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 7
Plot: 7
Characters: 8
World Building: 8
Flow: 8
Series Congruity: n/a
Ending: 8

Total: 8

In Dept
Best Part:
Kickass Female MC!
Worst Part: Slavery!
Thoughts Had: Yah fight back!; hottie alert!

Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes

Short Review: I love me a strong female MC, and this book has one!!! I don't think i would be as strong as her if this was my life, but you never know. This book was very fast paced and i liked it greatly. I wish there was more, there could really be more, maybe write more :D

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review 2015-05-12 19:52
Glass Arrow Book Review
The Glass Arrow - Kristen Simmons

Kristen Simmons is definitely one of my favorite authors out there. I loved the Article 5 series so I was really looking forward to this one. Hate to say that I'm disappointing. Glass Arrow didn't really do anything for me. I felt really disconnected from the characters and mostly hated the plot. I give it three stars because I know a lot of feminists out there love this kind of thing and as a fan of Simmons and her writing style I can't give her any less. 


Aya has been on the run for years. But then she's caught. In a world where women do not have rights and are kept as slaves and sold of to men. When Aya is caught she does everything she can to stay off the market, but even that is inevitable. 


*Shrugs* I just don't see this ever happening which is why I didn't really enjoy it. And I'm not going to get into it too much because you can't without being too political about it. While its not my type of story I know there are those out there that will love this type of book. It's one you'll love or hate. Unfortunately I'm in the latter. 

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