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Glass Heart

(Cold Kiss #2)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  469 ratings  ·  76 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
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
Sep 04, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
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

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
Liza Wiemer
Jul 09, 2012 added it
Shelves: arc, bea
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.
Mar 28, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2012-releases
Expected publication: September 18th 2012 by HarperTeen
"But it's not even how cute he is. It's stupid stuff, like the way he bites his bottom lip when he's reading. And stretches his legs way out in front of him, ankles crossed, sunk back into the sofa when he's really concentrating on something he's watching on TV...

I sit up and groan. This is even worse than doodling Gabriel's name in sparkly marker."

This is the sequel to Cold Kiss, where we'll find our main character Wren gushing over how amazing Gabriel is 95% of the time.

And no, Gab
May 13, 2020 rated it liked it
This was an interesting follow-up to Cold Kiss. I liked that it dealt with Wren learning more about her power and finding a balance as well as more about her sister, Robin's struggles. However, I really felt like not enough happened to warrant these being two separate books. Or there wasn't enough detail to really flesh out the things the way I wanted them. The situation with Gabriel in particular felt so superficial that I found it frustrating and the resolution not fully satisfactory. This boo ...more
Dec 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
3.5 stars
This was a little better than cold kiss because wren's magical powers are talked about more in this book. But the whole book has this gloomy depressed vibe going on and while reading you start feeling so too so if you're already upset about something DON'T start reading it now, read if you want when you are feeling better! Overall the writing style is pretty good but the storyline could've been better.
Also, I still don't get why Gabriel started liking wren even before he got to know her
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bouquins
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Sep 28, 2017 rated it liked it
It was okay. I didn't like the way Wren treated Gabriel. In the first book I could kind of understand the standoffish, rude and selfish attitude. In this book you see Wren is just a royal pain in the ass.

I don't get the mother either. One daughter is stupid so the other has to suffer too?
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
This book was a good end to the duology. I recommend.
Apr 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
So after reading/liking Amy Garvey’s Cold Kiss I was really interested to read Glass Heart. And while I mostly liked it, I had more problems with this entry into the series than I did the first.

First off, since I’m fresh off of reading the first book, there are some things that are still bothering me about Cold Kiss that I was hoping would be resolved here, and for the most part they just weren’t. First and foremost, I still can’t help but feel that things ended a little too easy for Wren in the
Dark Faerie Tales
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 where h
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
Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Dec 24, 2012 rated it really liked it

Posted on Dark Faerie Tales.

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
Feb 14, 2013 rated it liked it
I read Cold Kiss and Glass Heart back to back and I rarely ever am able to do that. I think reading them back to back sort of changes how I see things. In Cold Kiss I wasn't very annoyed by the main character, Wren, but there were a few things that sort of bothered me. Those things kind of carried over to Glass Heart for me and so what annoyed me about her kind of doubled my annoyance. Does that make sense?

So I really like the concept of the story and the whole story line. I like the whole witch
Vi (like the letter)
Jun 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, 3-stars
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
Crystal ✬ Lost in Storyland
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
May 21, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Feb 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 4-stars
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
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
Book Twirps
Feb 24, 2012 rated it liked it
If you’ve followed the blog for the last year or so, you know that Cold Kiss was one of my favorite books last year. It was fresh, emotional and the writing was absolutely gorgeous. I was a bit hesitant to read this installment because I felt that everything ended perfectly (or at least as perfect as it could considering the circumstances) in the first book and I wasn’t sure where the story could go from there.

In Glass Heart Wren has picked up the pieces (or at least has made a pretty good start
A modified version of this review is also posted on Swoony Boys Podcast, 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.
Mar 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-read-2012
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 goo ...more
Rhiannon Ryder
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 25, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Sep 20, 2012 rated it liked it
A sweet story that focuses on the girl and her wanting the boy to accept her for who she is but failing miserably to see the whole picture. Sweet how she describes things, lovely how different this time around feels to her, but frustrating too because there’s this refusal on her part to see things from his point of view. She knows how things were with Danny, but with Gabriel it’s a different thing. She’s all these comparisons and all these feelings but fails to say anything about it when it coun ...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 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 first completed

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