The Glass Demon
By Helen Grant
Review: Lin, a 17 year old girl, must move to Germany with her father, mom-figure Tuesday, baby brother Ru, and older sister Polly. Her father, a medieval scholar, is searching for the famed, but lost and cursed, Allerheiligen Glass.
Lin wishes she could stay in England with her friends and her normal life, her last year to study for A-levels. Their new home, Kreuzberg Castle, is isolated, surrounded by creepy woods. Lin is reluctant to befriend neighbor Michel Reinartz, but ensuing events will bring them together. When they first arrive, they discover a dead body surrounded by broken glass. This theme repeats and Lin's family is in danger.
I like Lin's character (her moodiness, cleverness), and I was "on the edge of my seat" while devouring this book in 2 days!
Genre: Adult Fiction, Mystery, YA Fiction
About the book: Helen Grant's two books are published as adult fiction, but have won awards as being adult fiction books with special interest for young adult readers. Her first novel, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, features 11 year old Pia, also a mystery. I will review this book next!
Author website: http://helengrantbooks.com/
Songs to Read By: "The Grey" soundtrack preview by Marc Streitenfeld http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Ru3VlaK9E