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Glass Heart (Cold Kiss #2)

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  354 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Fans of Beautiful Creatures will fall head over heels for Glass Heart by Amy Garvey, with its blend of breathless suspense, passionate romance, and magic.

In Cold Kiss, Wren Darby learned she had powers strong enough to bring her dead boyfriend back to life. She thought she had to keep these powers a secret from everyone, until she met Gabriel, a mind reader who instantly l
Hardcover, 310 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by HarperTeen
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Wendy Darling
3.5 stars I love the way Amy Garvey writes. In the middle of a book about girl who brings back her boyfriend from the dead and here in its sequel, there is a keen sweetness of emotion that swirls through the pages in a way that thoroughly pleases my sensibilities. Those who appreciated the surprisingly thoughtful, sad rumination on first love and sudden death in Cold Kiss will likely find this sequel to be just as appealing. While it offers a more straightforward paranormal story, its sincerity ...more
Erin Bowman
I fell in love with Amy Garvey’s COLD KISS about a year ago, so I was so excited to get my hands on an ARC of the sequel, GLASS HEART. In this follow-up, Wren is still struggling to understand her powers, and when Gabriel encourages her to stop using them, she fells a sting of rejection; almost as if he is unwilling to accept her for who she is. After meeting a couple in town (Bay and Fiona) that seem to share her abilities, Wren begins to practice using her powers with those that don’t want her ...more
Like many of you may be thinking of doing, I picked up this sequel to Cold Kiss even though the first book didn't exactly blow me away because curiosity and a few questions got the best of me. Like, is a sequel really necessary? Or, is Danny back for a rehash of the grieving mess that was the first book? Or, is there a non-contrived plot that really stands on its own? And I’ll answer all those questions … right now: no, no, and no.

I will say, though, I do feel Amy Garvey’s writing has really im
Savannah (Books With Bite)
As you can see, lately I have been catching up on a lot of sequels. After Cold Kiss amazed me, I'm totally thrilled to have had the chance to read this story.

Right at the start of this story, the reader steps right into the story where the author left off. If you have not read the first book, I strongly suggest you do. I'll do my best not to have any spoilers in this review, but be aware that a lot of what is going on in this story, jumps into this one. So, with that said, things get much more d
Original review posted here: Tt@NeverEndingStories

*Shakes Head....*

Where to start on this one? Okay, I will say that the first book was okay and I was confused on why the author would make a sequel when Cold Kiss could have been a stand alone with no damage done. So when I got word that their was indeed going to be a sequel I was very curious on how she was going to continue the story. Yes, their were only a few loose ends from Cold Kiss but not enough loose ends to make another book.

The Good:
When I finished Cold Kiss, and wiped all my tears away, I imagined that Wren and Gabriel had a sweet "happily ever after". But considering that Wren is a witch with unharnessed powers and Gabriel is psychic, I suppose I should have known better. Wren is happy with Gabriel, slowly and surely falling in love with the boy who supported her when she needed to save herself. But the pull of her magic is strong. Wren has the ability that few witches her age have experienced. Wren's power worries Gabrie ...more
Liza Wiemer
Jul 13, 2012 Liza Wiemer added it
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I received an ARC of Glass Heart at the 2012 BEA. Wren is back in this YA paranormal romance and I admit that I liked it even more than Cold Kiss. Wren's relationship with Gabriel develops into something more meaningful and sweet. I really enjoyed how Wren's paranormal skills develop. There were some interesting and scary characters, especially Bay, introduced in this novel, which really kept me turning the pages. This a a terrific series for those who enjoy a YA paranormal romance.
Jennifer Thompson
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Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Expected publication: September 18th 2012 by HarperTeen
Much like its prequel, Glass Heart is far from your typical paranormal novel, and readers should adjust their expectations accordingly. The magic these characters wield is kept low-key and subtle, and Garvey treats it more like an everyday staple than a specialty item on the menu. The major themes in this novel are family dynamics and relationship struggles—magic is a secondary, but all-consuming, background player. As a reader who likes books about people as opposed to things (magical powers ar ...more
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Donna Gambale
In the sequel to COLD KISS, we explore more deeply into Wren's magical abilities and why discussing them has been so taboo in her family.

I enjoyed this second glimpse into Wren's life because the book delves into an area that usually isn't written about: The time after "The End," when the crazy plot has wrapped up and the main character is adjusting back to being normal (or some semblance thereof, in Wren's case).

Her relationship with Gabriel is developing and hitting a few bumps, and she's test
Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 8/17/12:

I was ecstatic to learn that there was more of Wren's story. I loved Cold Kiss so much it was featured in the Best I've Read 2011 event. It took all my will power not to dive right into this one when it first arrived. My expectations for this one were so high that I'm worried that I placed unrealistic expectations on the story. Don't get me wrong - this one is a great read - it just didn't appeal to me as much as the
Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

I feel like I really should've read Cold Kiss again before reading Glass Heart. For some reason, I really don't remember exactly how it ended so I was a little thrown off with how it began. That being said, I did enjoy this book. I didn't love it but it was an enjoyable read. It took some time for me to really get into it but I've always like Gabriel since he was first introduced. That hasn't changed.

Wren isn't bringing back anyone from the dead anymo
Crystal (Kris)
I really liked Cold Kiss, so I wasn't sure if I was ready for Glass Heart, especially since the synopsis makes it obvious that this book explores Wren's powers more in-depth. I know. I tend to like books with magic and supernatural elements, but Cold Kiss was so focused on the emotions that I wasn't sure if I wanted to explore more of the magic side. I kind of liked being mystified by it. This book is so diferent from the first book where the magic was so secret and not as prevalent as in Cold K ...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: A different departure from the first book. More of a contemporary story about self discovery with paranormal hints.

Opening Sentence: I’m flying.

The Review:

Glass Heart by Amy Garvey is the follow up book to Cold Kiss. Garvey made a fan out of me when I read Cold Kiss and couldn’t wait to read Glass Heart. There was something about the way Garvey wrote Cold Kiss. How it symbolized love as unforgiving and relentless. Garvey writes in a way whe

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Glass Heart by Amy Garvey is the follow up book to Cold Kiss. Garvey made a fan out of me when I read Cold Kiss and couldn’t wait to read Glass Heart. There was something about the way Garvey wrote Cold Kiss. How it symbolized love as unforgiving and relentless. Garvey writes in a way where her message stands out, becomes powerful and emotionally crushing. Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to dive in.

In Glass Heart, Wren is a little more sure of her power. Her relat
I adore Amy Garvey's writing style. And this book had me literally laughing out loud many times. But I think Cold Kiss should have been left as a stand-alone. The only real purpose I found was to tie up the loose ends from Cold Kiss. We also see Wren learning about and trying out her magic a lot more. (Robin, too!)

I still love Wren and her two friends, Darcia and Jess, but something about how Gabriel is portrayed in Glass Heart made me like him a little less. We do get about three significant ne
Wren and Gabriel are trying to get past the whole "Danny Incident" that took place in the first book. The only problem is that Wren is trying to learn more about using her powers and Gabriel isn't so sure if she should be doing that. Without being able to turn to her mom for guidance she turns to the most unexpected place; to two strangers that caught her using her magic in public. Only problem is these strangers aren't all they are cracked up to be. Can she really trust them over Gabe?

First I w
I was definitely a fan of Cold Kiss, it was different and genuine and I really liked the characters, so when I heard there would be a sequel, I knew I had to give it a read. Turns out there wasn’t really a point to having a sequel. The word I would best use to describe Glass Heart is subtle. Everything was pretty low-key, in that nothing jumped out to me as exciting or riveting, but then again, it’s not like I didn’t like the book and the pacing was steady enough which allowed me to finish it pr ...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
A great sequel to Cold Kiss, Amy Garvey does a fabulous job at dropping readers right back into the heart of Wren's story. I love it when sequels pick up right where the first books left off, and Glass Heart does just that. It took me a few pages to remember everything that had taken place in Cold Kiss, and as soon as I did I had no problems settling down with this book. The stakes are higher in this book. There's more danger, twists, and a bit of a darker plot line, which made the storyline a b ...more
Wanda (Good Choice Reading)
I'm going to start this review in a bit of a rant. I have to let that go first so I can continue. Ms. Garvey, did you by any chance read some popular books prior to writing this novel? I'm only asking because there is this one specific thing throughout the story that a couple of her characters did quite often that I found so annoying. If I had read this on my kindle, I could tell you how many times I've read a character doing this. Biting their bottom lip. This gesture is not sexy or endearing. ...more
Kim Smiley
This book was ok, nothing special, (just like the first one). Wren is still working on figuring out her powers as she is levitating in the subway tunnels. Two older teens see her and she stops, but thinks nothing of it.

Then she goes to meet boyfriend Gabriel. These two are now seeing eachother and they're all lovey dovey. The only thing that bothers her about him is she really doesn't know much about him and he knows all about her. And, he doesn't like her using her powers for anything.

Enter Bay
Glass Heart is a wonderful world of exciting danger and darkness, that will have reader's hearts pumping overtime. Intelligantly written and engaging, this book is light on the paranormal aspect. Amy Garvey's writing is enlightening and beautiful in ways that evokes beautiful emotion from the stunning imagery captured within the pages. While not as engrossing as Cold Kiss , it still delivers a fantastic story sure to entertain fans of the paranormal romance genre. It is still a pretty good sequ ...more
Princess Bookie
My Thoughts: I liked Glass Heart but I didn’t quite love it as much as Cold Kiss. I’m not sure if it was my mood or I didn’t like the plot as much.

We are back with Wren and she is still dating Gabriel. A kid they know named Adam goes missing, and Wren feels like she needs to know more about it and why. She meets a few new friends including a guy named Bay and she thinks they might be behind it. They know more than they let on, and they want her to experience her magic with them. They can also do
Joanne♥~Bookworm Extraordinaire

Where to begin? This book was ehh for me. I felt that it was a complete unnecessary sequel to Cold Kiss. Cold Kiss would of been a fine stand alone book.

I guess the reason that I didn't really like the book was because I can't stand Wren. She's annoying, whiny and a coward who runs away from her problems. I guess you could say the whole premise of the book is her finding out her and testing her powers and her boyfriend Gabriel, who is kinda against that.

First off, she had a bo
Rhiannon Ryder
I can't tell you how excited I was to hear that not only did Cold Kiss have a sequel, but it would be at the BEA, along with Amy Garvey herself! I dutifully lined up in one of the signing lines for my copy, and told Garvey that Cold Kiss broke my heart, and I loved every minute of it. Then danced away excited to delve back into Wren's complicated life.

Once again Garvey tells a heartfelt story of teen love, self-discovery and the many difficulties of growing up, with a paranormal twist. Once agai
Cold Kiss was one of my absolute favorite books last year

(I cried my eyes out and it pretty much shattered my soul)
so I was SUPER FREAKIN’ THRILLED to find out there was going to be a sequel! Although I didn’t quite love it as much as the first installment, Glass Heart is still a story worth reading!

Wren Darby is back and she’s as cool as ever; with her cupcake earrings and docs, she floats around town creating photographs out of thin air and making out with her cute boyfriend, Gabriel.

And the
I posted this review over at Fictionators, so check that out if you want to read a couple of swoony boy quotes.

Do you guise remember how much I loved Cold Kiss ? If you don’t, I’ll just remind you–I really loved it. And I loved Wren, which usually never happens to me (ya’ll know I’m all about the swoony boys).

I didn’t know that there would be a sequel, but I’m really glad that there is. Glass Heart picks up not too long after Cold Kiss and is beautifully written. We get a more-mature Wren, deali
Jan 29, 2013 Sunil rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
Although a sequel to Cold Kiss wasn't planned, I was certainly happy to read more of Wren's story. This book is more complex than the first, juggling a few subplots that all generally deal with the same thing: Wren's relationship with magic and how dangerous it is. At times, it veers annoyingly close to Willow's magicrack storyline (MAGIC IS A DRUG YOU GUYS), but, thankfully, Garvey never takes it that far, instead using the metaphor as, well, an actual metaphor. To stick with the Buffy compari ...more
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I've always been a reader. I've also been a movie theater ticket taker, a nanny, a camp counselor, and a romance editor. Now I'm a wife and a mom and a writer who still spends most of my free time reading (when I'm not watching too much TV).

After starting off in romance with books like Hot Date and Pictures of Us, I'm writing in the genre I've always loved most, young adult fiction. (My very firs
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