5 stars · fiction · young adult

Under Shifting Glass by Nicky Singer

Under Shifting Glass

Author : nicky singer

pages : [hardcover] 320

favorite character: jess

summary :

Jess has a secret: a mysterious glass flask she finds in an heirloom desk’s hidden compartment. Its surface swirls with iridescent colors, like something’s inside, something almost like a song, something with a soul. No one else sees anything under the shifting glass, but Jess is convinced there must be some kind of magic in there. And when her twin brothers are born critically ill, Jess begins to believe that the force within the flask just might hold the key to saving her brothers-and her family. In this emotionally rich novel, award-winning author Nicky Singer crafts a world of possibility that is steeped in hope and the power of love.

review :

I was so excited to read this book! It’s an incredible story about love and family and leads you to wonder what is and isn’t real. Maybe there are people in the world who can see much more than everyone else can. Maybe there are forces out there beyond comprehension. These thoughts are explored in Under Shifting Glass as Jess is quite different from everyone else and sees things no one else does.

I loved our main character from the beginning. Jess is a little odd and most people seem to know that but she’s also the most loyal person there is. She sticks up for her friends and family though of course she can’t stand it if that loyalty isn’t being returned. I like how nobody appears to be perfect in this book and that allows everyone to grow more by the end of the novel.

The writing in this book is beautiful. Even when nothing important was happening I was still captivated because of the way everything was written and blended together. Because of that I really hope to read more from this author in the future because I’m fairly certain that any kind of plot paired with this writing could be great!

I recommend this book for anyone who wants a short, interesting read that will leave you thinking.

5/5 stars


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