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The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano
Series: The Glass Spare #1
Published by Balzer + Bray on October 24th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository
A banished princess.A deadly curse.A kingdom at war.
Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.
Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.
But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.
With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?
Holy moly, she’s done it again! DeStefano’s debut series was one of my favorites for years. Its first book, Wither, I reread almost every year. Suffice to say, this is definitely going to be an insta-buy for me. Especially around Halloween, any kind of spooky bad-ass-girl-spy and cursed prince combo is something that my body is entirely ready for. GIMME GIMME!