The Glass Queen Book Review

The Glass Queen is the second book in the Forest of Good and Evil series by Gena Showalter.


Ashleigh Ansklelisa may be called the Glass Princess due to her weak heart, but Saxon, king of the Avian, knows she is more dangerous than broken glass, in this Cinderella retelling that sweeps readers into the magical land of Enchantia, filled with treacherous enemies, unexpected allies, forbidden love, and dangerous magic! Can destined lovers find their way to each other, or will evil win the day? Everything changes at the stroke of midnight as one determined princess fights for her legacy, her love, and the crown that is her destiny.


I enjoyed returning to the world of Enchantia for the twisted tale of Cinderella.  In the Glass Queen we follow the main protagonist Ashleigh, who is Cinder in the fairytale and has her own enemies to lovers arc.

This book has everything I love, magic, dragons, fire, protagonist possessed by a phantom, a tournament and heroes with wings. I really enjoyed the two new protagonists and I was able to see Saxon grow as a character. Ashleigh is an amazing character with her fight for life, passion and protectiveness. She had every reason to give up but she didn’t.

Showalter has done a fantastic job building such diverse characters and I loved the relationship between Saxon and Ashleigh. Their relationship growth was fantastic and I loved that they didn’t fight against their feelings. The added depth of the phantom made the story so interesting and added more twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting as well as Roth and Everly making an appearance to help Saxon save Ashleigh.

I am extremely interested to see what happens next in the series and what fairytale we will dive into next. I recommend this book to lovers of the Lunar Chronicles.

4.5/5 stars

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