The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Tor Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.
In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s luck runs out and she’s caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning.
My Thoughts: When I first started Glass Arrow I wasn’t sure what I was getting into. I had a bit of trouble getting into this one at first but once I did, I was drawn in pretty well.
We are introduced to Aya who lives with her family. She ends up getting taken and primped up to be sold. In this reality women don’t mean much except a means to breeding. They aren’t very well respected by most and they aren’t expected to do much other than have children.
I hated that! I wanted to see Aya have so much more. And I’m glad she’s so stubborn and doesn’t do what everyone wants her to do.
I also liked Kiran a lot! And I was even more thrilled once we got to know him more and who he really was. Awesome! I loved their chemistry together and how compatible they really were.
I also loved the world-building and the story all together. The world-building was so unique yet easy to follow.
Overall: I really liked this one a lot! Probably more of a 3.5 to 4 cupcake rating. I really liked the story-line and seeing how things happened.
Cover: I like it! I’d pick it up and see what it’s about!
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