Sunday 21 February 2010

Review: The Girl With Glass Feet

Title: The Girl With Glass Feet
Author: Ali Shaw
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Reading Level: Young Adult/Adult

Rating: 0/5

A mysterious metamorphosis has taken hold of Ida MacLaird - she is slowly turning into glass. Fragile and determined to find a cure, she returns to the strange, enchanted island where she believes the transformation began, in search of reclusive Henry Fuwa, the one man who might just be able to help...Instead she meets Midas Crook, and another transformation begins: as Midas helps Ida come to terms with her condition, they fall in love. What they need most is time - and time is slipping away fast.

OK, I didn't finish it. I've spent the whole week trudging through only half the book. It is NOT as advertised. There is no love story to speak of yet. There are like a million points of view and everyone is having flashbacks. The flashbacks are weird and I can't figure out who's having them and what they mean. It's all a bit confusing. This was an intriguing concept for a book and could be great! But I can't get past the middle of the book. Maybe I'll try and pick it up again next week, but as of right now I'm too confused to continue. I'm not enjoying it yet. Should I just cut my losses? Or should I try and finish it?

"His father looked wistful. 'And you don't feel anticlimactic?'
'What's that?'
'Somewhat the opposite of elated.'
'What's elated again?'
'Good feelings. That is to say, very good. You can feel, can't you? That's what I'm driving at. You don't ever wonder... where feeling went?'"


  1. Sorry to hear you didn't finish it. This was a book that I was really looking forward to reading. Thanks for the honest review.

  2. Ouch, it's not good, eh? I always try to give books a chance and finish them, but if you're really struggling to finish it then it's not worth it. I love the cover, though!

    Une Parole

  3. Oh no, I'm just about to start this book. I heard from someone at work that it was really good so...Hmmmm...I'll let you know how I get on. Thanks for sharing.

  4. There are to many books that you will thoroughly enjoy, do not torture yourself. Thanks for the honest review.

    This is how I felt about The Time Travelers Wife, I was intrigued but just couldn't finish it, I really tried and got half way also.

  5. Gosh, even the quote was confusing! Shame because it has such a pretty cover x

  6. I think I will finish it. I feel guilty. Like I need to know what's going on. I will set it down for a week or 2 then come back and try and finish it. If I do, I'll write a review and let you all know what I thought. I've just got to set it down and leave it be for a week or 2. It wasn't my cup of tea so far.

  7. This looks like a great book. Can't wait.


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