The Glass Queen - Gena Showalter review


Dare to enter the Forest of Good and Evil, where strength is weakness and weakness is strength. Don't miss book two of New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter's magical, romantic and fascinating fairy-tale series, in which the fairy tales we know and love are prophecies of the future...

Unfit to rule.

Princess Ashleigh Charmaine is known as the Glass Princess, fragile enough to shatter with a whisper of wind. Born with a weak heart, she dreams of being treated like anyone else. Unlike her headstrong sisters, she received no magical ability at birth and lives every day expecting to die. Until an oracle announces that Ashleigh is fated to play the part of Cinderella, wed a handsome royal and save the Kingdom of Sevon from the evil king and queen who once ruled the land.

As war rages, Ashleigh begins to doubt her role in the fairy-tale prophecy. Animals despise her, she can't carry a merry tune and she has zero social graces. Worse, the king she's supposed to enchant is the newly crowned sovereign of the winged warriors known as the Avian...and he despises her, too.

When Ashleigh develops a terrifying magical ability to commune with dragons and create fire from air-a power she cannot control-she must work with King Saxon to save their kingdoms and their lives. By the stroke of midnight, she must warm his icy heart...or forever break her own. Will Ashleigh ever become the queen she's prophesied to be...or will she lose everything she's come to love? 

In my teenager years I was absolutely obsessed with Gena Showalter's series 'Alice In Zombieland'. I absolutely loved those! But it's been a while since I last read those. So I decided that it was time to read a different book by this amazing author. I chose ' The Glass Queen' and I really loved it!

It's kind of a fairytale retelling, but it is not at the same time. Gena Showalter knows how to give fairytales a twist that end up as a whole new world setting and story. This story is so unique that it craves for your attention.

I absolutely loved this new kind of fairytale retellings. Princess Ashleigh is such a wonderful character. She is so strong and focused. She has a strong will to live and a unstoppable character. Also slightly stubborn in a good way. I really loved her character for that and this took the book to a whole new level. I immediately felt a strong connection towards her character.

I hated Asleigh's father. He's such a cruel character, and not in a good way. This aside, Gena Showalter really knows how to make him hateful in a bad kind of way.

Long story short: I really loved this book and I think this is definitely a must read for all fairytale fans!

Book Specifics:

  • Author: Gena Showalter
  • Genre: Young Adult, fantasy,... 
  • Themes: Fairytales, Love, ... 
  • Publisher: Inkyard Press
  • Published:  29/09/2020
  • Number of pages: 448
  • ISBN-Code: 9781335080288
  • Rating: * * * *