The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
Published: February 10, 2015 by Tor Teen
Goodreads Summary: The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.
In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s luck runs out and she’s caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning.
Review: I was so excited to read this book! I joined the recently formed Bloggers’ Book Club and this was the first month’s read. I’ve wanted to read this book for awhile. I was immediately drawn into this world that the author created. It seemed so real, like it could be something that would happen in the future. I loved the main character, Aya. She was so strong and independent. She was taken but continues to fight like hell against the system. Her best friend in the city is a wolf named Brax. While she is trying to avoid the auction block she meets Kiran, a driver who befriends her. The way the author describes everything is so visual. It’s very easy to see the setting and what the characters look like. I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline, the characters and the excitement! Every time I picked the book up to read, I never wanted to put it down. I only did because of work or sleep. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone.