The Glass Demon is a thrilling young adult novel filled with mystery and the supernatural from Helen Grant, author of The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, in which Lin Fox is about to discover that not all fairytales are fiction.
The Glass Demon bridges the world of the traditional Grimm fairytale with the darker world of Angela Carter's adult fairytales. The first deathSeventeen-year-old Lin Fox finds a body in an orchard.
As she backs away in horror, she steps on broken glass.The second deathThen blood appears on her doorstep - blood, and broken glass.The third deathSomething terrible is found in the cemetery.
Shards of broken glass lie by a grave.Who will be next?As the attacks become more sinister, Lin doesn't know who to trust.
She's getting closer to the truth behind these chilling discoveries, but with each move the danger deepens.Because someone wants Lin gone - and won't give up until he's got rid of her and her family.
Forever.Helen Grant's first teen novel The Vanishing of Katharina Linden was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal; her other darkly thrilling young adult novels, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden and Wish Me Dead, are also available from Penguin.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 12/12/2009
- Category: Horror & ghost
- ISBN: 9780141325767
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Review by wyvernfriend
Lin Fox is not having a good time. Her father decides to take a sabitacal in a snit about being overlooked for a professorship. Then he hears about a missing stained glass set that have been supposed to be destroyed years ago. He takes the opportunity to chase them to Germany, dragging all of them out of their lives and Lin away from her A Levels. She has to deal with a new school, her sisters quiet despair, and a host of unusual characters not least of which is Michel her neighbour. This glass is supposed to be posessed by a demon, and the locals suspect something is wrong as the bodies start to mount up and around the bodies there is glass shards.It's suspensful, interesing and surprised me a few times. I enjoyed the read, there were parts that dragged a little but overall it was very readable. Lin came out of it very well and with a lot of growth. I liked how it ended. It did take me a while to get into it but once in I was loath to put the book down.