Capering on Glass Bridges (The Hawk of Stone Duology, Book 1)

Capering on Glass Bridges (The Hawk of Stone Duology, Book 1)

by Jessica Hernandez

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Capering on Glass Bridges 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
CommonBookSense More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I loved the theme, it was magical and made you feel as though you were in the book yourself. I do wish that she had given more explanation to the characters. I didn't know how to picture Kaia or Elania, the only characteristics that were given is how old they were and towards the end of the book that Elania had dark curly hair. I didn't know if Kaia had brown or black hair, there was no indication as to her eye color or if she was a petite person or tall. It seems silly but it helps to visualize the story. I still am unaware of how old Warrin is compared to Kaia. And speaking of Warrin and Kaia their chemistry din't come into play until the middle of the book and it was rather unexpected. I wish that the author would of given hints as to the dynamic between them but instead I was totally ambushed with it. I also wanted to see a bit more profession in their relationship, they danced and they held hands a few times but that's about it. And I know that this isn't a romance novel but if there is going to be a romance I would've liked to see into it a little more. Kaia seems like a brave, loyal, and courageous girl, but we didn't really get a glimpse into her personality which was kind of a bummer. The same goes for most of the other characters as well. It kind of left the story feeling empty, with no real description of the characters or their personalities. But I did really love this book, I thought it was original and interesting and i adored all of the creatures that came into play. I do hope that there will be a sequel because the author did leave it on a cliffhanger which I suspected from the beginning but didn't know if it was going to follow through. Anyway, I really liked this book and would recommend you read it if you like fantasy/ fiction. Jessica if you have a sequel or any other books please do send them in as I would like to read them too. You can find this review (along with many more) on the CommonBookSense blog.
Literary_Critic More than 1 year ago
Capering on Glass Bridges is an interesting story. The main character, Kaia Stone, feels different from her family since she was 11 and that feeling was confirmed later when she was 16 years old. This story follows a heart stopping adventure of Kaia and the others who were chosen for this mission to save a cursed kingdom with danger at every turn with betrayal and deceit. I liked the story, but it sort of confused me at certain areas. I don't know what it was, but something was missing that stopped me from giving it 4 stars. I liked the ending. I didn't expect that at all. At sometimes I wished that the author would explain in more detail what this or that meant, but eother than those points I approve. 3.5 stars.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite Capering on Glass Bridges by Jessica Hernandez is a young adult fantasy that follows sixteen-year-old Kaia Stone. Kaia is one of two that the Utdrendans have named for an impossible task. To free the Kingdom of Mar. The task seems simple enough, but Kaia is smart enough to know that there are forces working against her who want nothing more than to stop this task before it begins. The story follows several characters, including the main character, Kaia, through this incredible journey as they each experience unexpected twists and turns. Can Kaia succeed in a task that so many are against? Will the others come to her rescue or is this a journey she must complete alone? And what if she fails? Better yet, what if she succeeds? This is a well-written epic fantasy story with many typical fantasy elements. Readers will love the descriptions of the landscape, the world building, the time period, and the intriguing characters. There are vivid descriptions and a lot of action that really elevates this story to the next level. The beginning was a little muddled as there were so many characters and events being explained and introduced, but it came together in a nice way that readers can appreciate. The ending is unexpected but satisfying and will most likely leave readers wanting more of these characters and this beautifully described land. Nice job by the author to keep readers' attention throughout the characters' journeys.