Glass Coffin, tour day

Hello loves!

I have anther blog tour for you today, this time for Glass Coffin by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch as part of Random Things Tours blog tour.

This book is funny and just such a wonderful read that I highly recommend if you’re looking for a fun read this month that has been inspired by the fairy tales you know so well! Thank you so much to Random Things Tours for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of the tour.

Let’s get into the review shall we?

Summary

The tyrannous Huntsmen have declared everyone in one village to be outlaws, since they insist on supporting the magical beings of neighbouring Darkwood. Why won’t  they accept that magic is an abomination? 

Far from being abominable, the residents of Darkwood are actually very nice when you  get to know them, even Snow the White Knight, who can get a bit tetchy when people  remind her she’s a Princess. 

In order to stop the Huntsmen from wiping out all magical beings, Snow and her  friends have to venture into the Badlands of Ashtrie, and seek the support of the Glass  Witch – but she has plans of her own, and let’s just say they’re not good ones.

Rating

ESCAPE score: 47

Thoughts

I really enjoyed the book even though I hadn’t read the other books in the series (I didn’t know it was a series when I started it) and honestly I think that the author deserves some extra kudos because of that lol. It was funny and wonderfully written with various threads that came together perfectly by the end.

The characters were brilliant, I really liked how they were based around traditional fairy tale characters but with changes that made them so much better. Plus, we had some awesome queer representation in here with two LGBTQ+ couples that feature prominently in the story so that also gives the book an extra boost. I adored the ragtag team that had been formed and the dynamics that existed between them as well as the different groups that formed throughout the course of the book as they split off and rejoined each other. I just thought that all the characters were brilliant and each had a well-defined characteristic that added to the team that had been formed as well as providing a grounding for their actions and I liked how that stayed consistent throughout.

I really liked how we got to follow several storylines that were all interconnected at once and then we saw how they all came together at the end to see the happy endings that everyone got to have. I thought that the story was well-paced and well constructed to keep my interest throughout by keeping enough mystery and excitement as the separate storylines progressed and then come together again by the end to form a very dramatic and satisfying conclusion. I really liked the fact that we were able to see what happened to everyone after the final confrontation because it really added to the fairy-tale type feel of the book 

The writing was witty and engaging and I had such a great time reading this book. I would of course recommend reading the other books in the series first but you don’t have to because the author calls back to the previous stories enough that you can understand the characters’ previous adventures. If you want a funny, fairy-tale vibes book then this one is for you!

If you want to buy the book you can do so here! The Blackwells link is affiliate

Blackwells / Waterstones / Amazon

Author bio

Gabby Hutchinson Crouch (Horrible Histories, Newzoids, The News Quiz, The Now  Show) has a background in satire, and with the global political climate as it is, believes  that now is an important time to explore themes of authoritarianism and intolerance  in comedy and fiction. Born in Pontypool in Wales, and raised in Ilkeston, Derbyshire,  Gabby now lives in Canterbury.

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If you want to contact me to request a review you can do so at shelvesofstarlight@gmail.com

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