{Book Review} Glory by Devin O’ Branagan

February 18, 2012 Blog Tours, Reviews 4

Pages: 220
Publication Date: May 2nd 2011 by CreateSpace
Age Group: YA
Source: Blog Tour
Series: The Legend of Glory #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Witches and withcraft challenge, Dusty Reads Challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon

Summary(from Goodreads):

Seventeen-year-old Glory Templeton’s blood holds the cure for a deadly pandemic-plague, and she embarks on a quest to save humanity. When evil forces conspire to stop her, three supernatural beings are assigned to be her guardians. Forbidden love, ancient secret societies, mysterious astronomical monuments, witches, angels, vampires, and demons all contribute to the high adventure that tests the character of this remarkable young woman. The legend of Glory begins!

This is such an interesting concept. I especially loved the mix of supernatural creatures that join in on the adventure with glory. Witches, vampires, angels, and dogs- oh my!

Glory is such an inherently good girl. She really cares about other people. She is so selfless, and it was really inspiring. This journey could not have been easy on her, but she never wavered- she never had a weak moment. That’s what I liked the most about her. The love triangle in the story was just so-so for me. I liked both of the guys. That wasn’t the problem. I just wanted at least one of them to give some sort of gesture for Glory. I mean she is such an awesome girl, I just wanted them to fight for her. Maybe that will happen in the next book. (Fingers crossed)

Zane and Dominic were both pretty cool, and I don’t even know which one I like more. They were both “good guys”! Do you know how refreshing it is for a book to not pit good guy against the bad guy? I loved it! They are both really likable, and I am dying to find out more about Zane and Glory’s connection and I’m dying to find out more about Dominic period. I think if I had to pick a side, I would say I’m marginally on team Dominic. But only by a little bit. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen with the whole gang in the next book.

Overall, Glory was a really good read. The story is constantly moving and progressing, so as a reader you never get bored. It is really well written and the characters are all likable. I can’t wait to read the next book, but I am really curious as to what the conflict in the next book is going to be. It should be interesting to see where Devin takes the books from here.

4/5 gavels

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4 Responses to “{Book Review} Glory by Devin O’ Branagan”

  1. Devin O'Branagan, Author

    Thank you so much for hosting me on my GLORY tour and for the excellent review.

    The sequel, PRETTY SACRIFICES, is due out late spring 2012 and it promises to also be exciting. In GLORY this unusual band of rebels has time to do little else but save the world. In PRETTY SACRIFICES we will learn more about them as individuals and explore relationships forged across time and space. Kaia will also be introduced as a point-of-view character and via her viewpoint the reader will enjoy a lot more supernatural world-building.

    I hope your readers will pick up GLORY and look for PRETTY SACRIFICES when it is released!

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