Thursday, May 7, 2015

Audiobook Review: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

The Glass ArrowAuthor: Kristen Simmons
Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Publication: February 10, 2015
By: Tor Teen/Recorded Books
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The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.

In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s luck runs out and she’s caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning.



* I received a copy of this audiobook from Recorded Books in exchange for an honest review* 

Audio: 4 Stars. Soneela Nankani does a fantastic job of narrating The Glass Arrow. Her ability to bring the Aya and the supporting cast of characters to life was the reason I continued to listen even after decideding this might not be the book for me. The sound quality and overall production of the audiobook was really well done too.

Story: 3 Stars. I wanted to like this book, I really did. I had the pleasure of meeting Kristen Simmons at this year's NoVaTeen festival and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the different panels she was on. However, I think I've grown tired of dystopian/sci-fi/mashups in general. I DID enjoy Aya's take-no-prisoners attitude but the story as a whole didn't really wow me.




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