ARC Review: Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz

July 14, 2013 Review 20 ★★★★

ARC Review: Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz
Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz
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Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Source: Publisher
Pages: 297
Release Date: July 9th, 2013
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult
On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, he’s not sure whether they’re real or if he’s losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself.

I received this book for free from the source listed above in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


BREAKING GLASS was so much more than I had expected. It is a story of love, loss, friendship, and determination and all of these come together to create a great story. It was definitely one of the better YA thrillers I have read.

Jeremy Glass, star of the track team and lover of history, ends up in the hospital injured and disoriented, the last thing he remembers was his best friend, Ryan, pushing his girlfriend-and Ryan’s crush-down and taking a massive fall. But Susannah is missing and Ryan is insisting that we was never in that area, although Jeremy saw him.

Surprisingly, this novel has so many elements in play and it still manages to work perfectly. There’s some occult, some murder mystery, some family issues, first love, and so much more. It is especially rewarding when you find out how they tie together in the end.

There were some lulls in the pacing of BREAKING GLASS, but trying to solve the overall mystery really keeps you involved in the story. It was completely unpredictable and I remember reading  and being genuinely surprised at all the twists and turns.

I definitely recommended this to anyone who loves a good mystery, all the other stuff is just an amazing bonus that you will also be sure to enjoy.

Rating Report
Overall: 3.8

20 Responses to “ARC Review: Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz”

  1. Shirley

    I’ve been a little disappointed with Spencer Hill books lately but this one sounds promising!!! Mysteries are either a hit or miss for me, but I’m really interested in this one :) So glad you enjoyed this Alise! I can’t wait to read it<3

    P.S I'm a new follower and YOUR BLOG IS SOOOO PRETTYYYY<3333 I've been gazing at it adoringly and going through all your tabs for the last five minutes! hehee it's safe to say I'm already in love with your blog! :D
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    • Alise

      I know exactly what you mean, Triangles published by them was a letdown but this one was so much better. Thanks :D

  2. Eve

    I’ve had my eyes on this one ever since I saw it on Goodreads a few months ago! I’m so glad it’s worth it, because it arrived today and I plan on reading it soon. Lately I’m all about mysteries, ha!
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  3. Renae @ Respiring Thoughts

    I hadn’t heard about this book before, but it does sound really great! I totally love how YA is starting to have more mystery/thriller type books (or it seems like there are more lately to me). All the elements the author combined in the book sound intriguing as well—I’m especially curious about how the occult comes to play in the story.
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    • Alise

      Yeah you’re right, the thrillers do seem new. I loved how the author brought in the occult, it was fascinating. Thanks for a stopping by!

  4. Kim

    Wow, this sounds really interesting. I haven’t heard of this book before now. It sounds like it has really strong characters. I do love a good mystery, so I’ll have to put on my TBR list. Great review!
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  5. Shannelle (The Tracery of Ink)

    I wasn’t thinking of picking it up because the synopsis sounded like something that could fail easily. But from your review, it’s clear that it isn’t for you. But I’ll be looking out for more reviews of the book before I decide whether or not I should read it.
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  6. Aman

    I saw this on the goodreads giveaway page and was instantly intrigued by the synopsis. I love thriller reads and Breaking Glass is sounds amazing. Plus, I love that it was unpredictable, I really hate when I know how the story will end. Need more excitement! Great review, Alise! :)
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    • Alise

      It really was a great thriller, I am beginning to love the genre as well! I hate predictably as well. Thank you!

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