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The Glass Man

(Lila Gray #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  461 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Intended audience: 18+, strong language, adult themes, some violence.

Lila Gray is just a human—at least that’s her mantra when she accidentally topples a building or bends a paranoid local's gun into modern art. That she can sense and control the minds around her doesn’t prove anything, either. Unwilling to put others at risk, she hides in the wilderness from the beautiful
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Published October 15th 2011 by J. Taylor Publishing (first published October 1st 2011)
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Jul 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I am a voracious reader of paranormal romance and when I was presented with the opportunity to read The Glass Man by debut novelist Jocelyn Adams a few days before its official release, I jumped at the chance. I’m very excited to say this is a wonderful, fast-paced, exhilarating read, with well-rounded, fascinating characters and a plot that kept me nervous and guessing up until the very last page. It’s definitely one of those extraordinary novels I plan to keep in my personal library so I can e ...more
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Ack, I hadn't even written anything yet! I bought this book because I was going to be part of the book tour for book 2 of the Lila Gray series, Shadowborn. It sounded really promising, after all fae is always a good thing! It sounded like it might have some spice, so I had to check that out; oh, my just look at that beautiful cover. How can you not want to read that?

I was actually surprised just how much I enjoyed this book. Very, very surprised! It's a little bit dystopian (I wasn't expecting t
Jul 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, own-ebook, romance
First, I want to say that I am a BIG fan of books with fae (faeries, fairies, fey, whatever you wanna call 'em...I like 'em ;D) in them, so I absolutely loved the whole fae aspect of The Glass Man, and I think that Jocelyn did a fabulous job with creating her own fae world. It was inventive, and had an incredibly descriptive and vivid backstory. One of the biggest things I loved about this book was that the main character, Lila, is pretty much figuring it all out right alongside of the reader, w ...more
J.A. Belfield
May 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
This baby isn't due out until October, but I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an ARC.
To be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect. This is my first foray into a novel where a fae was the MC and the writer tosses the reader into a hidden realm, because I usually run screaming from anything remotely fantasy (unless werewolves play a big factor). However, Jocelyn Adams has such an elegant simplicity to her writing, I found myself easily sucked in and pretty much unwilling to leave once she ha
Aimee Laine
May 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books you have to read fast. It's a roller coaster ride of emotions that builds up and then goes up more before it gives you a breather as you zoom down the other side of the hill. That fast pace makes getting to the end just that much sweeter because finally, finally, you know something good is coming. Or is it? This is just book 1 in Jocelyn Adams' series. Scary thought for me because I'll absolutely HAVE to read the next two. Have to. Why? Lila and Liam.

Lila Grey is a cha
Jul 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I'll be honest: I accepted The Glass Man because the cover is pretty. I think everyone does that at one point or another, and we hope and pray that we picked a good book. Yeah, sometimes I DO judge a book by its cover. I'm a cover lover.

Glass Man didn't disappoint me! It starts off fast-paced; Lila is on the run from the Glass Man, the world is in tatters and she's living off the land, just trying to survive. She doesn't know who or what the Glass Man is, but she is afraid. She knows she's not h
Terri Rochenski
May 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Kick ass paranormal about the fae. I'm NOT a fae fan, but Jocelyn reeled me in from the first line.

This book has it all - nbelievable MC, fast pace, steamy romance, & non-stop action.

My favorite line in the book sums up the novel with vivid simplicity: "I understood how Alice felt, but instead of Wonderland, I'd stepped into Hades on acid."

If you haven't read it, do so. You'll be glad you did!
❋ Sylvia ❋
so now I'm panicking! I was able to read I think the 1st chapter here on goodreads, and was hooked! go to my trusty Kobo desktop to purchase it and Oh Sugar Honey Iced Tea its not there!!!!!!! so now I'm on the hunt to find and track this book down! i can't find it anywhere, I went to the sony website and looked for it on their site as well since I have the sony ereader and still no such luck! i'm doomed to never find this book, my only other option is to buy it on but it'll take forev ...more
Cathy Geloso
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding! This is my first review and I know I will not be able to give this book the credit it is due. Fast-paced book that grabs you from the start and doesn't let you go. When I was not reading it (when life got in the way), I was thinking about the characters and what might happen next. Jocelyn Adams develops the characters fabulously. She makes you love them or hate them and in some cases both at the same time. This was a great book and I would recommend it to anyone. Can't wait for the ...more
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Loved this book!

It was one of the best reads for me this year. It had everything a book needs to be great: drama, suspense, romance, a kick-ass-take-no-prisoners heroine and at times some comic relief.

I was thoroughly impressed with this debut and am anxiously awaiting the next in this series.
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Upon reviewing my review, I disliked what I had written because I honestly cannot describe how much I love this book. I cannot express how I feel without sounding like a girl confessing her feelings to a boy for the first time. ;)

I can’t believe it. I finished it. I finished that monstrosity! Gah! I feel free!

I wasn’t compelled to finish it and I had given up on this book too many times but every time I logged on to my goodreads and saw it on my currently-reading shelf, my eyes twitched and then I felt like I had to finish it. What can I say; I am a glutton for punishment.

So, this book sucked. It wasn’t mainly the plot. It was the characters that made it so damn hard to finish this book. The summary led me to believe th
4.5 stars

First off, I love the name - I think that's what attracted me to the book in the first place. For some reason, I just knew I'd enjoy it and I did, barely able to put the book down! It had the right mix of everything, the characters were real and the detail was brilliant without you even realising it. I also liked the mix between the paranormal and the conflict in the human world. Lila herself was a great leading lady and I loved how she was on-the-run which is a very cool way to start a
May 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
What I love about this book it the world building. Set in a urban setting, we're introduced to another world of Seelie and Unseelie through the eyes of a reluctant Seelies Queen Lila Gray. You feel her emotional journey as she tries to run from the Glass Man. I love how, along the way, she not only finds love but family she never knew she had. Beating the bad guy is the icing on the cake.

I had the privilege of seeing this wonderful story from its 1st draft and I loved the end result. Definitely
Nov 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing

I am not usually a fan of fae books and I had NO idea that this book dealt with fairies -- I thought it was based on some unusual supernatural power. With that being said, this book blew my freaking mind!

I loved of this book!
There were a lot of intense action scenes that caused my heartbeat to speed up and I was gripping my e-Reader like no tomorrow.

Jocelyn Adams, I thank you for that fantastic read!
I can't wait until the second book of the series arrives!
Jun 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A friend recommended this superb book to me. Having never read a novel about fae before I wasn't really sure what to expect and have to say i loved it, from start to finish it had me gripped. Love Lila and Liam, can't wait to read more about them in the future.
May 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
*Genre* Paranormal Romance - Intended audience: 18+, strong language, adult themes, violence.
*Rating* 4.0


The Glass Man is the story about 20-year old Lila Gray and her struggles to say one step ahead of the Glass Man and her realization that she is more than just human. The Glass Man is responsible for killing Lila's family and for countries all over the world exploding into rubble and the resulting pandemic of paranoia. (You could put this story in the post-apocalyptic category because
Aug 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mon-livre-ma-vie

Well, first of all I have to mention the deep love that I have for all Fae’s books, second, for that reason, I can say I am one of the few people that are extremely demanding about this supernatural beings, third, because of this I choose very well before start reading this book’s gender. Aren’t all authors who write about Fairy that I am used to read. Said so, I can ensure that Jocelyn Adams is one of the most grateful surprises on the gender. Isn’t just because the great quality on
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
THE GLASS MAN by Jocelyn Adams swirls in a heady display of romance, adventure, and a struggle for the light and dark that readers of paranormal romance won’t want to miss out on!

Lila Gray believed all her life that she was human, even if she was a bit extraordinary. But as soon as she stumbles upon a small farm, her world is turned upside down. Not only is she a Seelie, or one of the fae, but she’s also their queen since her mother’s death. The Glass Man—King of the Unseelie Court—wants nothing
Nov 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I love books about the fae and this book was no exception to that rule. Lila, as far as she knows, is just a human with extraordinary abilities. In order to hide from The Glass Man, she has been on the run for 7 years and discovers a farm to which she is inexplicably drawn. She regrets that decision almost immediately and finds that she is more than she thought.

I found Lila to be an interesting character. She had depth and passion. Some readers thought that she was a bit too bitchy, but I have t
J. Ford
May 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I am not a huge fan of paranormal romance but this book had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. It was non-stop action. For two days while I read this book (would have finished in one if that silly thing called life hadn't gotten in the way), all I could think of was this book and how everything was going to work out. There were some surprising twists to this story (at least to me) and I loved the ending. The Glass Man is a truly horrible fae with absolutely no redeeming features ot ...more
Kimberly Smiljanic
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing. I had no expectations and just loved every minute of it. There is so much excitement and it kept me hooked from beginning to end. I highly recommend it. It's an easy read and just really entertaining.
Amaleen Ison
Jan 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In a word. Awesome! Ms. Adams is one of my favourite writers. I just love her style and her stories are out of this world. I highly recommend this book.
Angy Poppenhusen
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a great new series. Reminds me a lot like Karen Moning's fever series
2.5 Stars

Would have been three stars due to the decent writing, but the characters and the devolving plot took away from the end result.

This book had so much to offer.

Bad Ass MC: Lila, Check.

Sexy Men: Yep.

Sexy times: Thumbs up.

Interesting Premise: Woman being hunted by mysterious, sexy guy for unknown reasons. Intriguing!

Unique implications & Setting: (view spoiler)

Sounds fun! I'm in.

But then Lila let me down. Let me down hard.

I love toug
E.D. Martin
Sep 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book is nearly perfect. Lila Shaw is running through a post-apocalyptic world (which is never really explained), chased by someone she refers to as the Glass Man. She stumbles upon a Pennsylvania farm where she meets and falls for Liam. Then in a twist she finds out she's fae, and he's fae, and so is the Glass Man, and she has to save them all, and humanity as well. This has all the elements needed for a great paranormal romance novel - steamy romance between two attractive people, fairies, ...more
Mar 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
“Take her to my chamber and have Althea and Willa dress her in something more …” Parthalan stroked his chin.
“Provocative?” Rourke offered.
“I was thinking outrageously slutty, but provocative will do.” He patted Rourke on the shoulder and crouched by me again.

4.5 Stars

OK so I kinda loved this book. It took me completely by surprise because I heard people saying it was a Young Adult book but the book description says 18+ so needles to say I was a bit confused and really had no idea what to expec
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
All the reviews and promises of fae drew me into reading this book. I have really liked the depiction of the fae, especially ever since reading Karen Marie Moning's 'Fever' series. I am a big fan of that series! With this book however, I was nothing but disappointed. Basically it starts off with a 20 year old girl named Lila Gray who is running around the continent to evade her hunter, or a crystal eyed psycho named Parthalan. She then stumbles upon a farm that draws her in and thus the story de ...more
Tracey Murphy
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this book because I got an R2R for the second book in this series and I really hate to start a series in the middle. I know a lot of authors recap the previous book, but you miss the growth of the characters when they meet the challenges.

I am glad that I did. First Jocelyn did not recap the first book very much in the second one, and you needed to meet Lila from the beginning of her challenges. I love fae books and I felt that Jocelyn's world building of not one but three worlds was outs
Kayla at MyBookMuse
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Lila Gray is just a human—at least that’s her mantra when she accidentally topples a building or bends a paranoid local’s gun into modern art. That she can sense and control the minds around her doesn’t prove anything, either. Unwilling to put others at risk, she hides in the wilderness from the beautiful creature who hunts her, one who sees her as his ultimate prize.

Alone, the egocentric Glass Man can kill with a thought. Mated with Lila, he’s a supernatural weapon prepared to annihilate the
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Jocelyn is an office grunt by day and creator of romance and adventure by night. Born a farmer’s daughter with a vivid imagination, she spent her childhood dreaming up stories that remained untold until 2010.

With no formal training, she relied on the honest feedback of her writing group to take her from that first short story all the way to THE END of her first novel. She now has ten published nov

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