A Wish Made of Glass by Ashlee Willis



About A Wish Made of Glass (from Amazon):

Deep in a forest glade, the fey folk dance with a young human child. Their kinship is the fabric of Isidore’s childhood. But when her mother dies and her world darkens with sorrow, Isidore finds her belief in the fey folk wavering.

The love of her new step-sister, Blessing, proves an unexpected gift in her time of need. Yet even as their friendship blooms, Isidore begins to see that Blessing is everything she herself has always wanted to be, but is not. Jealousy grips Isidore as she watches this beautiful new sister steal away all she holds dear.

Driven to desperation, Isidore turns to the fey folk once more. She has only one wish to claim from them, one chance to make things right. But she must tread carefully. For wishes, like hearts, are easily broken. And obtaining the one thing she desires could mean destroying the one thing she truly needs.

About Ashlee Willis (from Amazon):

Ashlee Willis lives in the heart of Missouri with her husband, young son, and simply way too many cats. While most of her days are balanced between writing, reading and homeschooling, she also loves to crochet, play the piano, and spend time outdoors in God’s creation.

You can connect with her on her blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

My Review:

I give A Wish Made of Glass by Ashlee Willis 5 out of 5 stars.

I’ve been a fan of Ashlee Willis since The Word Changers. (So, just the one book, really). It’s the first book I paid for on my Kindle, because I was really curious after reading an interview with one of her characters on her blog, and I wasn’t disappointed. None of this has anything to do with anything, except that Ashlee Willis has done it again.

I really enjoyed A Wish Made of Glass, a sort of Cinderella re-telling, from the perspective of a stepsister. I’ve talked before about my inability to relate with Cinderella characters (although I do love them), so I was grateful for a more relatable point of view. I appreciated the protagonist’s progression and regression throughout the narrative as she learns and re-learns what it is to be loved. On top of that, Willis paints a touching picture of stepping carefully in matters of the heart. (And, yeah, okay, I cried, but I am already super-emotional this week, so I’m blaming that). I don’t have much more to say beyond that, just that Willis has showcased her ability with creative concepts yet again. This is a must-read!