The Glass Arrow

The Glass Arrow 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 t

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 aThe 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.

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  1. Kristen Simmons is the author of the ARTICLE 5 series, THE GLASS ARROW, METALTOWN, PACIFICA, and the upcoming PRICE OF DECEIT Tor Teen She loves her family, Jazzercise, and chocolate cupcakes She currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.For updates on Kristen and her writing, visit kristensimmonsbooks or facebook authoriste.

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  1. This book just about BROKE MY SOUL because it is not, in fact, epic fantasy like I originally thought It is a generic dystopian I blame the cover It looks like an epic fantasy, c mon now I mean, sure I could ve read the blurb BUT WHO HAS TIME FOR THAT Sensible people probably But that mix up aside I just really didn t get on with this book because I was suffocatingly bored You know what I m gonna do a list Because lists are life NOTE This is my second attempt at this author s books I didn t enjo [...]

  2. The world is not ending Nobody is special Nobody has a special gift There s no insta love THERE S NO LOVE TRIANGLE Is it possible YES PEOPLE IT IS And I have found it I have found The Book The Glass Arrow is utterly captivating Since Kristen has a very special Guest Post for us, I m gonna keep this review a short one So this is what I ll tell you Simmons writing is strong She made a very terrifying world and yet, you can t help but be enthralled.Every character in here is well developed The hero [...]

  3. Review posted on The Eater of Books blog The Glass Arrow by Kristen SimmonsPublisher Tor TeenPublication Date February 10, 2015Rating 5 starsSource ARC sent by the publisherSummary from 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 bre [...]

  4. When you hear the words young adult dystopian , what are the first things that come to your mind Wait, don t bother I m going to do a checklist for you There is a special, teenage snowflake who insists she is average and normal but catches the attention of one or two or three love interests who without the help of experienced adults manages to topple an oppressive government system.Am I right, or am I right However, you need not fear because The Glass Arrow took a completely different direction, [...]

  5. The Handmaid s Tale meets Blood Red Road Sign me up And unlike most times, I actually agree with that description The Glass Arrow is a story about a girl living in a terrifying world where women are sold like livestock to the highest bidder Fortunately for her, she has been raised in the wild, away from it all Until now she gets caught by hunters and she s shown no mercy Being a fan of Kristen s Article 5 series, I had high hopes for this one Even though I didn t absolutely love it, it does have [...]

  6. Because I couldn t wait any longer to share my thoughts with you guys Pre order this book You can thank me later Wow, you guys WOW This book blew me away I knew I was going to love it from the very first page And that cover The first chapter is explosive and I was hooked right from the start Glass Arrow is a beautiful and wild ride The world building was epic It painted a very vivid picture in my head, and I could easily see this being a movie It neeeeds to be a movie I felt like I was IN the wo [...]

  7. Buy this book on or buy this book on BookDepository with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIIPPINGI received a free advanced reader s edition and finished hardcover of this book from the publisher Tor Teen in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own.I just finished reading this title Full review to come Sadly, as much as I wanted to, I really couldn t get into this book and enjoy it My rating system I do use half stars 5 I do not use the 5 star Not because a book might not be worthy, but because a b [...]

  8. Kristen Simmons has fast become one of my favorite authors I was ecstatic to find out that she was releasing a new book this year and even excited that it was a dystopian because she excels at writing those With The Glass Arrow, Kristen Simmons, once again proved why she is an auto buy author for me Intense, action packed and emotionally draining, The Glass Arrow is Kristen s strongest book yet.In any book, it s the characters that really make the story The Glass Arrow featured one of my favori [...]

  9. Review also available at Jenna Does Books Only one book that I ve read in recent months can drag me back out from the cave I ve burrowed myself inside a book that challenges all that exists in YA literature and dares to be a most shocking and intense experience for readers THE GLASS ARROW by Kristen Simmons is that book Sadly, it won t be released until February 2015, but you NEED to have this on your radar NOW.Trust me You do.Kristen Simmons is an author who knows how to write Perhaps it s a na [...]

  10. Initial Thoughts Oh what a great ending A solid standalone, many claps and cheers from me Read the full review A Perfection Called BooksI ll admit I was skeptical How can one write a fantasy novel standalone Is there enough time for world building, characterization, and plot development and resolution Never fear, this book blew away my worries and brought a great fantasy novel that I m sure people will love.My favorite element of this book is the characterization I felt they were all fleshed out [...]

  11. A standalone dystopian I know, it s crazy The really insane thing is that she totally could have stretched this out into a trilogy Hell, she could have made it into a trilogy with 2 novellas, not because it was necessary but just to squeeze money from us cough cough But she didn t and I totally appreciate that.This isn t your typical dystopian What sets it apart is mostly the end so don t click unless you want to be spoiled a bit view spoiler Unlike nearly all dystopians, she doesn t become the [...]

  12. Guy, I could not believe this I was going through my 2015 list, compiling my favorites for the year and I noticed that I have missed reviewing The Glass Arrow At first I was shocked because I liked it so much, then I was confused and then I looked at my shelf and everything came to light I read The Glass Arrow literally the day before my son was born.So despite this being several months late I figured it was still better late then never.Wow, I have to admit, this was my first time dipping my toe [...]

  13. This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoWith all the praise that I kept hearing for this book, I was prepared to be amazed yet there was some part of me that expected this book to be just like any other dystopia I ve ever read Sometimes you just gotta roll with it because I chose to and this book turned out to be one of the best dystopias I ve ever read It s richly developed but importantly, it s realistic It s not about some girl who is going to completely change the world and mak [...]

  14. 4 4.5 stars The Glass Arrow is Kristen Simmon s fourth book but second project, following her dystopian trilogy Article 5, and it shows off what a gifted storyteller she has become She really, really impressed me with this standalone It s thrilling, engaging, complex, and completely unique I was riveted from the first page to the last Though I enjoyed Article 5, The Glass Arrow managed to surprise me with how much I fell in love with its story and its characters She has upped her game with this [...]

  15. 4 Stars Kristen Simmons has done it again in this EPIC standalone, that interweaves thrilling dystopia, heart pounding adventure, turmoil of survival, and a fresh and truly unforgettable romance, that will touch your hearts for years to come THE GLASS ARROW definitely delivers If there s one thing I know for sure about Kristen Simmons, it s that she NEVER fails me, NEVER Even though I didn t love this standalone as much as her other series, ARTICLE 5, it came pretty close She has this powerful w [...]

  16. This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic NerdMY THOUGHTSThis book is about Aya, who has been living in the wilds her whole life with the rest of her family So far, they have been able to evade capture, but one day their luck runs out and Aya is taken In this society, women are property that are sold to the highest bidder The owners can even throw away their new properties once they get enough use out of them, get tired of them etc Basically, women cannot have a life in this society a [...]

  17. This is a book that, while it was on my TBR, it wasn t on my immediate TBR I added this book as soon as I saw the cover and summary because a that cover is gorgeous and b I love books with strong and fierce MC s But, I also really don t like or normally read dystopias, which is why this wasn t in my immediate TBR It wasn t until my friend Nick kept telling about how much she loved it and how she thought I would love it too She s pretty damn good at knowing what I like and don t like, so I moved [...]

  18. Review found at awesomebooknutOk first off, I HATE The Handmaid s Tale So when I got this book and THAT is what it said Yikes However I LOVED Blood Red Road so putting two books that s I ve read and have polar opposite thoughts and feelings onwell I was interested I didn t really know what I was getting into, however I was hooked from the first few pages This book was very well written, with some very raw, emotional, and controversial scenes topics, I felt I am giving it, it s proper rating Kris [...]

  19. 2.5 stars I found the main character quite juvenile and the relationships to be very underdeveloped The narrative writing style was well done but the story just seemed a little bit all over the place to me, and I found it hard to sympathise with any of the characters The cringe factor was very well done though They way society works in this novel, where women are seen as slaves meant to be sold off to men, left me angry and upset, but in a good way It caused me to really think and reflect on my [...]

  20. Originally reviewed on my blog, Not Yet Readnotyetread 2015 02 revWomen are propertyThe Glass Arrow features a dystopian society where women are property and the female population is kept under control by a census where female babies are put to death whenever the census gets too high.O no, not I I will survive Aya, named Clover by her captors is a 16 year old survivor of the wilds She was born and raised in the wild and was captured by trackers and sold to a facility called The Garden where wome [...]

  21. Rating 3.5 StarsThe Glass Arrow is being lauded as a breath of fresh air in the dystopian genre and, to some extent, I suppose it is Yet, while Simmons latest is a vast improvement from her debut trilogy in my opinion, at any rate , I found myself left wanting at the end Simmons throws us into a futuristic world where the freedoms women have fought so hard to win are, once again, stripped away In the world of The Glass Arrow, women are auctioned off for their beauty and virginity, the combinatio [...]

  22. The Handmaid s Tale meets YA Dystopia And, without all of that silly depression and despondency that comes with The Handmaid s Tale There is hope in this one YA style hope, meaning there is a boy involved, but still, it was much better than I expected it to be Because, love interest or not, our heroine is interested in being free than chasing a guy around.My ma taught me one thing from the beginning My body is mine My own No one else s Just because someone thinks they have rights to it, doesn t [...]

  23. What s a glass arrow she asks without turning around Once, a long time ago, when the grass was grazed too thin and the game was scarce, Fox and Deer sang to Mother Hawk for food to end their families suffering.She flew down from the sky with an arrow made of green glass and told them that she d give it to the winner of a race across the country Fox thought the race was a waste of time and went to the lowlands in search of food So Deer ran the path Mother Hawk had chosen alone Into the mountains, [...]

  24. 3.5 starsFor some reason, I was quite sure The Glass Arrow would be a fantasy book The cover certainly points that way, and although I should not have assumed, I was still surprised to find a complex dystopia instead of the fantasy novel I was hoping for The world Simmons gives us is horrifying hunger, disease and awful living conditions for everyone but the very few rich men The women are considered to be merchandise and they are sold like objects on the meat market They are groomed and fattene [...]

  25. Thank you to Jess Novel Heartbeat for lending me an ARC of this book The Glass Arrow was a story of freedom, strength, and sacrifice The world was set was well built and very interesting Scary, too The characters were great and the heroine was amazing The concept of the world has been done before with women being sold to the highest bidder for breeding and increasing the population but the world it was set in may be one of my favorites when it comes to this concept Women were just women in this [...]

  26. My brain is on a go slow and I m feeling under educated this morning so I ll keep it short.I loved the auction storyline and the world setting, but it fell a bit flat pace wise for me.

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