The Glass Castle - eBook
The Glass Castle - eBook  -     By: Trisha Priebe, Jerry Jenkins
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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 9781634097628
ISBN-13: 9781634097628

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You'll love joining in the adventures of The Glass Castle, brand-new from Trisha White Priebe and Jerry Jenkins, where the setting from The Chronicles of Narnia Meets the action from Alice in Wonderland.The king is growing old and is concerned about who will replace him. His new wife wants to produce an heir to the throne. The only problem? The king’s first wife gave birth to a son, and no one knows for sure what happened to him. Rumors swirl throughout the castle. The solution is simple: dispose of all orphans in the kingdom. Except, it isn’t that easy. Avery and her friends won’t go quietly. And what they’ve discovered could blow the kingdom apart. 

Author Bio

Trisha White Priebe is a wife, mom, writer, editor, and shameless water polo enthusiast. She serves as an assistant to Jerry B. Jenkins, speaks at retreats, and enjoys assisting her husband in youth ministry. In 2011, she published her first book: Trust, Hope, Pray: Encouragement for the Task of Waiting.   

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  1. Sandy
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved it
    August 19, 2017
    Sandy
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    I had to have the whole series. Even though I'm close to fifty years old the book met those deep fairy tale longings of a young girl's heart. Mystery, intrigue, a touch of romance and, of yeah, danger. Well done!
  2. EmilyAnne28
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Fun Middle Grade Fantasy
    March 3, 2017
    EmilyAnne28
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Ever since she was a little girl, Avery has heard fairy tales about a gorgeous glass castle from her mother. She is thirteen now, but the tales have not yet lost their magnificence, if only because her mother is no longer there to tell them. Regardless, the wealth, beauty, and adventure in those stories are but unreachable dreams. That is, until Avery finds herself whisked off to the very castle in which all those stories took place, in which the only people she meets are thirteen-years-old just like her.

    The Glass Castle is the first in a new middle grade and young adult series called Thirteen. It is a fairy tale mystery which this first novel only just begins to solve. It is difficult to guess where the series will go from here because there are too many leads for them to all be false. The characters were interesting and engaging. They fit their age groups, with varied interests, backgrounds, and relationships. Avery was a fun character to follow as she made discoveries and built realistic friendships with the children around her. She was inquisitive and determined, but sometimes oblivious.

    Because all of the main characters were just beginning their teen years, I would recommend this book to those who are slightly younger or the same age. The book touched on some difficult topics that might not be applicable for children not yet in their pre-teens. For instance, the book begins with a girl being kidnapped and separated from her brother. Thenand yes, this is branching into content spoilers for the rest of the paragraphit is discovered that the queen-to-be is trying to get rid of all the thirteen-year-olds in the kingdom. In fact, she is discovered to be so awful as to have tried to murder her family members because of a pursuit of power. It is up to the parents to determine whether they want their young children reading a book with this topic. I would have no problem with it because the topics are treated well and are no worse than some of the movies and things they would have watched at that age anyway.

    I recommend The Glass Castle to readers of Christian, middle grade fantasy.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from eStories. All opinions are expressly my own.
  3. Heart2Heart
    Victorville, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Teen Fans of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis will absolutely LOVE this new series!
    June 19, 2016
    Heart2Heart
    Victorville, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for The Glass Castle.
    The best part of any novel in my opinion is one that can hold your interest and keep the plot line concealed so well you can't figure it out until you're in the final stretch and Trisha White Priebe and Jerry B. Jenkins do just that in their series, Thirteen with the first novel The Glass Castle. The cover is what initially drew me into this one as well as the success of Jerry B. Jenkins, (Left Behind). This is one I will definitely be following all the way to the conclusion. This is written for young adults and teens, but anyone who loves a bit of fantasy and medieval history will want to pick this up as well.

    The greatest fear for any child is to be separated from your family and yet that is just what happens to both Avery and Henry who are abducted while exploring the woods outside their family home. All Avery knows is when she wakes up, she is kept caged in a box, making preparations to move her to another location, with only an old woman to answer a few of the questions she has. Avery knows she simply has to buy her time before making any plans for escape. Plus the threat from the old woman that if she attempts to escape, she will never see Henry again.

    She arrives to a golden castle which her mother used to spin tales of during her time with them but suddenly vanished one day. "Every fairy tale has its dragon." is what she used to remind Avery and it seems this might be very true. She is set free in the midst of other young teens just about her age, locked away within the very walls of the castle. She is given a brief tour with a stern reminder never to open or look out the windows and when the bell sounds, they must retreat to their safe rooms, a sign adults are coming.

    It appears that the teens work for the king and soon to be queen without their knowledge only that the staff do their bidding when asked. They never appear and remain hidden at all times. Those that are discovered are sent away to the Forbidden City, a place where no one ever returns and one that keeps the children to the set of standards imposed on them. But why can't Avery seem to find her brother, and where is he being kept. All she knows is that her one ally is a girl named Kate who takes a true liking to her and helps her to keep from getting into trouble. All they know is that the king is dying and must produce an heir from the future queen so that the kingdom will remain within her control and rumors circulate that the kings first born might still be alive, but then again it is only a rumor or is it?

    I received The Glass Castle by Trisha White Priebe and Jerry B. Jenkins compliments of Net Galley and Barbour Publishers for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation aside for a free eBook copy of this novel in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. This is going to be such a grand series when it is finished because as I stated earlier you don't know what is going on until almost the conclusion of this one and I can see where the Christian theme will come into play in a wonderful light. Readers get a bit of a sneak peek at the conclusion of this one of the sequel The Ruby Moon which will release in the fall of 2016 so readers don't have long to wait to see what happens next. Those fans of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien will absolutely love this coming of age medieval fairy tale and in my opinion this one garners a 4 out of 5 stars.
  4. Jessica Sanford
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Can't wait for sequel!
    April 28, 2016
    Jessica Sanford
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Glass Castle.
    Loved the book! Finished in less than a day. If you enjoy christian fantasy you will enjoy this very much.
  5. Blessings N Bloggings
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good Book For Tweens & Teens
    March 15, 2016
    Blessings N Bloggings
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Glass Castle.
    When reviewing a book that is geared toward tweens and teens I tend to look for the overall message that the authors are trying to convey, along with the actual story line. In The Glass Castle by Trisha White Priebe & Jerry B. Jenkins I found the messages to be subtle but Christian based. For example there are virtues such as being kind, showing forgiveness, working together, respecting one another, and of course the golden rule-do onto others as you would have done unto you.

    The virtues of Christianity are throughout the book and there are several references to God and belief in God. The story itself begins with thirteen year old Avery being kidnapped, what she finds out is that she has been taken to the King's castle where every thirteen year old orphan in the kingdom has been kidnapped and being secretly held. The only problem is Avery is not an orphan.

    The story progresses with the teenagers trying to figure out who brought them there, possibly the evil king or perhaps in newlywed queen determined to give him an heir and why. I liked the story, I thought it was a well developed plot line and I will be very interested in seeing how they proceed with the story line. There are some character deaths but nothing in the way of gore or over the top violence. The story does end with a cliff hangeryou may just figure out who the true heir to the thrown is.

    This book was given to be in EBook format by NetGalley for my honest opinion.
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