Novel Society: Adults Read Teen Lit

Event date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Glass SpareWe'll be discussing The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano.

The first in a new fantasy duology, The Glass Spare is a gorgeously told tale of love, loss, and deadly power.

Wilhelmina Heidle, the fourth child and 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, though, 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 Wil's 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?


Society members will receive a 20% discount on titles chosen for discussion and ocassional access to pre-publication previews of new books from well-known as well as up-and-coming authors. Other surprises may also be in store – remember, this is Hicklebee’s…

Call the store (408) 292-8880 or email Renee if you are interested in joining.

Novel Society facilitator, Renee Ting was the President and Publisher of Shen’s Books, a small press specializing in multiculturaRenee Tingl children’s literature. As a publisher, she has been reading, evaluating, producing, and marketing children’s content for over ten years. Prior to heading Shen’s Books, Renee worked at several children’s book and music stores, including Linden Tree and Storyopolis. She is a graduate of Harvard University with a BA in music, and is the author of The Prince’s Diary.
The Glass Spare Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062491282
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - October 24th, 2017

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