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Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault

(Glass Vault #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  315 ratings  ·  189 reviews
Some see it… Some don’t…

Perrie Madeline is a normal girl living in a normal world. Her only concern is deciding whether or not to let herself fully fall for August Hartley after her past relationship failed miserably. That is, until a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, appears overnight and people around her begin to go missing.

To uncover what hidden sec
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Published June 26th 2018 (first published May 16th 2017)
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Amanda It's been picked up by Parliament and the re-released version has undergone more edits. It's up to you though! …moreIt's been picked up by Parliament and the re-released version has undergone more edits. It's up to you though! (less)
Amanda It's not necessarily a retelling, yet there are fairy-tale elements (with a twist, of course). Robinson has woven together a tale of horror and intrig…moreIt's not necessarily a retelling, yet there are fairy-tale elements (with a twist, of course). Robinson has woven together a tale of horror and intrigue to create an entirely original concept. It's fun, it's imaginative, and it's wicked spooky! (less)

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Elena May
Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
A deliciously dark YA horror debut!

I received an eARC of Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault from the author, Candace Robinson, in exchange for an honest review. Some of you might know Candace as a book blogger and a prolific Goodreads reviewer. I, for one, was really excited to see her debut novel is coming out and was thrilled to receive an early copy.

Those of you who have read the book might remember a certain sign above the glass museum. I think it sums up the book perfectly:

Not for the Faint o
Always Pouting
May 14, 2017 rated it liked it
this review has been edited for the latest addition after the author sent me a copy

Perrie Madeline's cousin and ex boyfriend are the latest people in their town to disappear. At the same time a mysterious building seems to have appeared, claiming to be a museum. Maisie, Perrie's cousin, had approached the person owning the museum for a job and disappeared the night of her first shift. Perrie and her friend August set out to look for Maisie but find themselves caught up in something they couldn
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
To see my Q&A with author Candace Robinson and to see my full reviews for her current two books, please visit

I picked up Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault as soon as it was released after reading the blurb and viewing the cover. I love retellings and the idea of intermixed horror really pulled me in. I’m amazed at how perfectly matched this cover is after reading the story.

The story starts out with the main character Perrie and her cousin Maisie. They are really close and l
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After reading/reviewing a book co-written by Candace Robinson earlier this year, I immediately added another of her independently written books, Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault, to my summer reading queue. Mid-way through the book, I learned it's a series and book two will be coming out in about a week (8/17/18). One thing's for sure... Robinson is fantastic at writing YA/NA characters and story lines that appeal to a wide variety of reader types. I'm not normally a fantasy reader, but this is a pri ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
If anyone has kindle unlimited, you can read this book =) As of this review, not sure how long it will be on KU.

I loved the very beginning of the book. I fell right in love with Perrie, Maisie and August as well. I thought they were awesome characters and I want Maisies as a friend. Lol

Then . . . they are traveling down the road and see this random old museum off in the woods. It seems to be a museum that comes and goes. It's called, Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault.

I'm not going to tell you what
Bentley ★
Apr 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
See this review, and more of my discussions around the reading community on

I've been a fan of horror for almost as long as I've been a fan of fantasy. I remember many instances as a kid where I gave myself nightmares after sneaking away to watch the Sci-fi channel showings of classic horror movies like A Nightmare On Elm Street and >The Exorcist. But for some reason, I was just as hooked by those stories as I was about knights in shining armor. I thi
Dannii Elle
Actual rating 3.75 stars.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the author, Candace Robinson, and the publisher, CreateSpace, for this opportunity.

This book begun in an entirely predictable fashion and, for the first quarter, I felt there was nothing inspired or unique about the plot. But, my gosh, did all that change!

Perrie Madeline's home town is plagued with mysterious disappearances. After both her best friend and ex-boyfriend join the names of the miss
Review for updated, Shiny Gem version!

Do you ever re-read a book? I do. This time out, Candace Robinson’s QUINSEY WOLFE’S GLASS VAULT has had a makeover, and it shines like a diamond! There is still something dark going on in Perrie’s town and it can be downright terrifying, especially knowing that not everyone can see the new establishment in town.

Written for a young adult audience, this new, shiny gem screams READ ME, no matter how old you are! A fabulous dark mystery, true evil and Perrie, f
Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣

Oh, dear! I'm in love with a YA book yet again.


It's always a pleasure to find a gem among all the unnecessary angst out there, in the genre.

Some see it... Some don't...

People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline's best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie, along with her friend August, go on a pursuit to search for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusiv
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Perrie Madeline has had her best friend and cousin, Maisie and their friend August by her side ever since her terrible break up with her ex boyfriend Neven. When out together they come across a new museum that seems to have come out of nowhere and when spotting a now hiring sign Maisie decides to apply and soon finds she's gotten the job.

In the meantime Neven just can't seem to take no for an answer when it comes to their break up and when he shows up to talk yet again they get into another arg
Sheila Goicea
Release date 05/16/2017 in eBook format, but is available for purchase in paperback format on Amazon and
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I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
"You die here, you stay here."

This book was sensational!

To be honest, I was leery towards this book due to the fact it was labeled as a horror story. But after seeing that it was also young adult, (as well as seeing the cover,) I figured it probably wasn't at the level of today
Luke Taylor
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
QUNISEY WOLFE'S GLASS VAULT by Candace Robinson is a fun fantasy roller-coaster ride where the pages fly by and the imagination soars as genres blend and big twists knock you sideways. The idea of the book itself is pure gold and executed very well and mysteriously, and as that mystery unravels at a quick pace the book becomes very exciting and impossible to stop reading, and sets the reader up for one heck of a twist that even I didn't see coming and was very happy to get smacked in the face by ...more
Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
*** Note: Many thanks to author for providing review copy of this, in exchange for an honest review. ***

Updated/NEW Review:

First edition I read was exactly a year before. It was bit difficult rewrite the review so this is mix of old and new review.

As it is re-read and it’s been a long time I can’t pinpoint what changes were made with this book but I can surely say reading was faster and smoother this time. There was some changes with Perrie and writing was much better. I guess the major change w
(June 2018)

So this is a reread of a reread of a read. Ha! I love this book, have since the first time around (see below). But Candace went through and polished it up a bit, and she did a very nice job of it! So it’s now STILL the SAME story I loved, but just polished up. Well done! I can’t recommend it enough! This story is a lot of fun!

(June 2017)

"You die here, you stay here."

This book was such a wonderful surprise! It went straight into my favorites folder when I was done. It’s a horror/retell
Tanya Tate
DNF @ 36%
Received from netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

This has nothing to do with the book but with me. The writing, premise, and characters are really good but I feel like this is not my cup tea since I'm not really a horror girl and I'm dragging my feet with it. Also I read in the book of the book so I know what the " twist" is. So it's best for me to put it down before I force myself to finish it and give it a bad review.

Shout out to the Author Candace Robinson who I'm proud of g
Meghan (TheBookGoblin)
Actual rating 3.5 stars

ARC re-edit courtesy of author in exchange for an honest review

So after receiving a nice email from author Candace Robinson about my original review for Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault I was incredibly surprised that she had even read the review, let alone cared about what I had to say. I was insanely impressed that she then offered an ARC of the re-edited version of her novel, ensuring me that she did not expect anything and that if my review stayed the same that was tota
Candace Robinson
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Dark retellings, romance, and magic! I may be biased but I had so much fun writing this book!
Kariny 'Books of Fandom'


So the wonderful Candace from Literary Dust has finally released her first book!!!

The synopsis pretty much says everything. Perrie is still recovering from a break up and is trying to figure out if she has feelings for August, one of her friends. But one day the see a weird mansion on the road which they're pretty sure has never been there. As the people closest to Perrie start to disappear, it isn't long before h
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Goodness. Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault is beautifully written, imaginative, and full of surprises.The setting was WOW. The characters were WOW. Everything about this book was just... WOW WOW WOW! I highly recommend.
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Holy Toledo this book is outstanding! Wow. I don’t even know where to start with this review. I don’t have much experience with this genre, but I was completely blown away. If you are a fan of horror, retellings, and romance, do yourself a favor and snatch this book up. I promise that you are going to love it!

The complex characters are so well-written, and they have the best names! Perrie is a terrific main character whom I became attached to immediately. I admire her strength and unwillingness
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was lots of fun! I loved that there was a horror twist to some fairy tales! I know some of the original version of some fairy tales go more towards the gruesome side, so it was interesting to see Candace Robinson's take. I love that the characters go into many stories, and to many different settings. They were all wonderful! There was only one that seemed a little out of place in the book, but I still enjoyed it! Perrie is the lead, and the whole story is told from her point of view, she's ...more
R.J. Garcia
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In this story, everyday citizens of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. Then a mysterious museum appears seemingly overnight. The likable lead character, Perrie Madeline with sidekick, August, venture there in search of their missing friends. Through the strange museum, there is travel to other famous stories such as Sleepy Hollow, and Jack the Ripper.
Candace Robinson twisty tale, Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault is full of imagination. It is creepy and suspenseful yet also light-hearted and fun at time
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Quinsey Wolfe's Wax Vault by Candace Robinson perfectly blends fantasy and horror genres. Fairy tales are given an even more gruesome twist, and weaved in with some of the more nefarious crimes in our actual history, to create a time traveling YA horror novel, that is surprisingly sweet, and leaves you wanting more. ...more
Erica Lyn Burden
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of horror books, of all flavors, and anyone who reads the genre knows they come in a million tastes like gourmet lollipops. "Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault" is good and almost old-fashioned funhouse darkness, which is rarely seen today, and holy crud it is a good ride.

Every character is developed, there is a lot of twists and turns and something is going on just constantly. And early on you get the idea that the evil being faced is supremely more powerful than first guessed, and the
A mix of fairy tales and horror, Candace Robinson masterfully blends these genres. This is a unique and completely original story-telling. A young adult read that will mystify. And boy, was it an imaginative take on the classics with an extremely dark twist.

If you are looking for a HEA, then this is not the book for you... It truly wasn't my cup of tea but that being said, I couldn't help but appreciate Robinson's imagination. If I was rating on originality, I'd have to give Quinsey Wolfe's Glas
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOODNESS!! I must say that I absolutely LOVED this book! The book begins with the spotlight on the sinister villain named Vale who goes by many names, one of them being Quinsey Wolfe. He speaks on his master plans and then we are introduced to freshly 18 year old High school student Perrie and her delightfully quirky cousin, Maisie. You soon learn that there has been a string of disappearances in their small town of Deer Park, Texas and the mysterious Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault has sprung ...more
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault by Candace Robinson. The sinister prologue spooked me and made me curious at the same time. Perrie is an only child living with her single father, since her mother left years ago. Her best friends are her next door neighbor and cousin, Maisie, and August, the teenage boy she has more than just friend feelings for. There's an odd mystery about the breakup with her ex-boyfriend, Neven. One day, on their way home from school, Per ...more
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have a very complicated relationship with young adult horror novels. You see, I was well acquainted with classic eighties horror (think King, early Koontz, for the Brits think Herbert, and all the eighties horror movies such as A Nightmare On Elm Street and Child’s Play that we all think of when someone mentions horror reaching the peak point) before my school friends were brave enough to pick up Goosebumps. This can be taken in one of two ways. First, my mother was amazing. She introduced me ...more
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was very well written. It was a very unique concept and the characters were likable. Character likability is a big deal to me!! I love a good suspense novel with a twist and this definitely had a twist! If you like horror/suspense, give Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault a go! ...more
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I like retellings, so I decided to give this book a try, even though horror isn't normally a genre I gravitate towards. Heads up, there is no HEA, so if that is enough of a deal-breaker for you, you might want to avoid this book. But, normally I really want a HEA, too, and I still really ended up enjoying this book. It was incredibly original. There was a very big twist at the end that I was not expecting. Even though I'm bummed by that ending, I'm still giving the book 5 stars, because the jour ...more
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