The Glass Casket

The Glass Casket

eBook - 2014
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Death hasn't visited Rowan Rose since it took her mother when Rowan was only a little girl. But that changes one bleak morning, when five horses and their riders thunder into her village and through the forest, disappearing into the hills. Days later, the riders' bodies are found, and though no one can say for certain what happened in their final hours, their remains prove that whatever it was must have been brutal.
Rowan's village was once a tranquil place, but now things have changed. Something has followed the path those riders made and has come down from the hills, through the forest, and into the village. Beast or man, it has brought death to Rowan's door once again.
Only this time, its appetite is insatiable.

A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick

[ STAR ] "With stylish prose, richly developed characters and well-realized worldbuilding, Templeman plumbs archetypes of folklore to create a compelling blend of mythic elements and realistic teen experience."- Kirkus Reviews , Starred

[ STAR ] "This has both the stylish beauty of those [classic fairy] tales and the chilling darkness that makes them timeless."- The Bulletin , Starred

"The legion of Maggie Stiefvater fans out there ought to look this way."- Booklist


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Children's Books, c2014.
ISBN: 9780449813157
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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irwins1981 Apr 30, 2018

A re-telling of Snow White and Rose Red, this tale was spun with originality, but lacked a bit of polish.

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