Glass Arrow, by Kristen Simmons | Book Review #221


15750874In 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.

I am so glad that Glass Arrow is a stand-alone.

I had heard some good things about Glass Arrow on the internet, i.e., they liked it, or that the story is interesting.

Let me just say really quickly that I am so thankful that libraries are a thing. Otherwise I wouldn’t have read this; I probably would have bought it, and been 99.9% upset with my purchase.

I did not like Glass Arrow. I had blindly borrowed Glass Arrow form the library because rumour said that this book was good. I’ll give this book some leeway and say that there were a few interesting parts. However, apart from that, Glass Arrow way pretty bad. I don’t like the misogyny that the book is overflowing with misogyny. That alone pissed me off beyond belief.

Anyhow, the main character in this story is somewhat interesting. Aya was raised free, but with the fear that one day, she’d be captured and sold on the market as a bride, or something else unsavoury. — Aya’s character is a strong one. She’s incredibly strong willed and will do almost anything she can to make sure that she doesn’t get sold on the market. The happenings of Glass Arrow prove that.

This book would have gotten one star. — However, the ending of Glass Arrow was really the only good thing about this novel, so, I ended up giving Glass Arrow, 2 of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Have you read Glass Arrow? What do you think of the book? 

Happy Reading!

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