The Glass Castle, the first book in the Thirteen series by Trisha White Priebe and Jerry Jenkins was a great start to an exciting new series. When it first started out, I was a bit confused. It was almost like the Maze Runner series, in terms of young children all in one area, except in The Glass Castle, the children had their memories. This book has mystery and intrigue, a mystery I spent the better part of this book trying to understand.
The Glass Castle is the story of Avery who one day is kidnapped and sent to live in a secret part of the castle, invisible to all but the fellow teenagers that were also kidnapped and sent to live in the castle. For some time the teenagers have been there, existing, invisibly performing the duties necessary to keep the castle running. It’s only when Avery arrives though that everything starts unraveling in her attempt to get home to her brother and father. But as time goes on, will she find that perhaps she is home, that she is in the place God has in store for her?
If you enjoyed Narnia, you will like The Glass Castle. It has all the elements of a good and clean Christian fantasy novel and as an added bonus is geared towards middle school and above age groups. I had a hard time placing this book down and eagerly anticipate book . My only suggestion would be to pace the story a bit better, and potentially add a little bit more about the backstory at the beginning. Otherwise, a solid effort that I am giving 4/5 glass castles.
I received this book for free from the Publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.