Friday, October 21, 2016

Capering On Glass Bridges by Jessica Hernandez

- Goodreads Synopsis -
The Utdrendans have spoken, and everything has changed as a consequence. People normally avoid the fog surrounding the cursed Kingdom of Mar, but now they are asking sixteen-year-old Kaia Stone to venture into it. The Utdrendans implied that there is something special about Kaia. They claimed that she could help free the land; she need only carry out their instructions and deliver a message to the Marian king.

Mar, however, is a land in which dark secrets abound, and many will stop at nothing to ensure that it remains forever cursed. Determined to work against Kaia, unfriendly forces have already begun to gather.

Will Kaia choose to abandon the only life she’s ever known—perhaps indefinitely—in pursuit of the greater good…in pursuit of her purpose?

Capering On Glass Bridges is very unique and unlike anything I have ever read. Jessica Hernandez takes you into this fantasy world where canonipoms are life partners, curses are real, and quests are in full effect. 

We are introduced to three Greylandian sisters: Kaia, Taria, and Elania Stone. The book starts off with Taria's canonipom pairing, which I thought was really unique and awesome. Each person has a right to a canonipom, but why didn't Kaia get one? The stone family is invited to the capitol for a dinner with a few really important people. This is a big deal because the capitol is full of Zavonians and it is not every day that a family like the Stones are invited there. At this dinner Kaia learns that she is needed for an important quest. She is needed to travel to the Kingdom of Mar to deliver a very important message to the King. Kaia's life will never be the same after receiving this information. I will not say anymore about her or her quest though! I am trying really hard not to give away any spoilers! If you would like to join Kaia on her huge adventure, then I really suggest picking up this book! What would you do if your whole life has been a lie? When you are chosen for a great task, and in the process find out things about yourself that you never knew? Kaia finally learns why she was never paired with a Canonipom and I can honestly say that I was mind blown. There is no possible way that any reader could have seen that coming! 

The story and the characters were all awesome! I loved the whole idea and concept of this book. It was really hard for me to read in the beginning though. I found myself a little confused and therefore, I ended up writting down notes about different places and all the different names. I think my problem was that a lot of the places had names that were all very similar so I was mixing them all up. I also found myself using a dictionary! Jessica threw some huge words at me in the beginning that I actually had to look up. I am not complaining though, I really enjoy learning new words! So, thank you for that! 

I loved the sister's bond that they have with one another. Especially Kaia and Elania. It is nice to see sisters sticking together and conquering their fears. Jessica Hernandez creates and amazing world full of dragaons and other creatures. I really enjoyed Jessica's writing and her imagination. One of my favorite creatures was the flird! What is a flird you ask? A combination between a flower and a bird. Flirds are used to carry messages to and from people. How cute is that?

Kaia faces many hardships on her journey and most of them are incredibly exciting to read about. Capering On Glass Bridges truly had a vividly, beautiful world and I am looking forward to book two. There is no way I can go on living my life, not knowing what happens to Kaia! If an author leaves their readers wanting more, then they did a GREAT job!

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