Through Glass

Through Glass

by Rebecca Ethington




Everyone remembered the day the sky went black. The day the sun was wiped from the sky. They remember the wind as it brought in the darkness; the way the earth shook and everything changed.
Everyone remembered the screams as the darkness ate those who were out in the open, those who had surrounded themselves by light, and those who made noise.
Everyone remembered the voice from the sky and the way food disappeared.
At least, that's what I hoped. I hoped that there was an 'everyone' that would remember because I am not sure how many are left, how many survived. Or if anyone did.
I hoped that I wasn't alone.
I remembered that day.
I remembered because it was the day I became alone.
It was the day that everything was perfect until the monsters took it away. Then the house went silent and the birds stopped singing. It was the day when everyone disappeared, everyone except the boy, the only person I have seen in two years.

The boy I talk to through the glass.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988483767
Publisher: Imdalind Press
Publication date: 09/13/2013
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Ethington has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then in stage with years of theatrical performances. The Imdalind Series is her first stint into the world of literary writing. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. She was born and raised in the mountains of Salt Lake City, and hasn't found the desire to leave yet. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her amazing family.

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lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this right from the beginning. The author gave me two very likeable characters in Alexis and Cohen . She’s been crushing on him for years, but they’re best friends since childhood, and when she makes a move to change that, he foolishly declines, fearing it will spoil their friendship. After being away at college for a year, Cohen’s perspective changes and he allows himself to show his love for Alexis ?. Too little too late for their budding romance as darkness shutters the world. They have a fun way of communicating. Their houses are next to each other and they open their bedroom windows and talk across the space between. Now Alexis and Cohen separated by the distance between their two houses and can only look at each through the glass in their windows, alone, yet not alone, as creatures form their worst nightmares kill anyone who steps outside. I melted when Alexis and Cohen finally acted on their feelings for each other. They belong together and it’s so heart breaking when they are separated shortly afterwards. Only able to look at each other through glass. I was also very excited to see how they would find their way out of the situation and feared the worst. In horror, many authors aren’t shy about killing off their characters and this really ramped up the suspense. Things get darker, literally and figuratively, as the creatures from the dark exert their dominance and lay claim to the planet. I can’t imagine how scary it would be to know the creatures are coming for you but you can’t see them. The rasp of their talons connecting with something are the only warning. This book satisfied many of my requirements for a good dystopian horror story. The only real snag was that it ended with quite the cliff hanger. There are several more episodes and I plan to read them. I have to know what happens next.
Rick_Chiantaretto More than 1 year ago
“Night had come and eaten everything.” That was my favorite line in Through Glass. I believe the key to writing horror stories is to force the reader to relate to the antagonist. Rebecca does this in a bizarre and exciting way with a new monster, the Ulama. The further into the book you delve, the more these monsters take on human qualities. Not everything is as it seems. The monsters are not so black and white. The reader will see pieces of themselves in these monsters for a reason--making the Ulama even more beautiful and horrific all at the same time. I got a little worried when the book took a bit of a dystopian turn. I didn't want the picture of darkness Rebecca painted in the beginning to turn into a predictable dystopian end, but I was pleasantly surprised by the twists that made it all worth it. I have a feeling that Rebecca created a new monster for our age, one that will hopefully take it's place of fame among vampires, werewolves, and zombies; a new creature that will inspire writers and readers for a long time. This series quickly moved into the ranks of my favorite books. I love the Ulama! I hope they win :)
foxreads11 More than 1 year ago
Oh. My. Gosh. This girl can write. I couldn’t rip myself away from the book! Then at the end, I was like, no that did not just happen and you are not going to leave me hanging like that, are you??? But she did! She had me at the prologue! Then the story goes back to the beginning and you are sucked into Alexis’s long desire to become more than just a friend to Cohen. He returns from his first year away at college and he finally admits he has always liked her and they kiss. You get a small glimpse of her family and Alexis’s friend. Just as you feel contentment because Alexis’s desire comes to life; you are blasted with the horror of what is now happening to the world in that very next instant. These monsters, the Ulama take over and kill everyone. But for some reason they spare Cohen who had only moments before run to his house next door to get ready to go on his first date with Alexis.  They are given rules and they aren’t allowed to leave the house, no noise and no light. If they do, they will be killed. They come and rip apart everything in their homes. No food is left and they are forced to eat this horrible food that the monsters provide for them. Their skies are grey and no birds or animal sing. The only thing Alexis has is that she can see Cohen from the bedroom window. So for two years, she feels alone but knows that Cohen is right there ten feet away but they can never touch. They can never hug or kiss. Alexis resorts to talking to a spider that she names. Then one day she hurts herself and screams and she knows they are coming to kill her. She fights and Cohen can hear things and then he is in her house to help her. I can’t reveal anything after that. But, there is one major twist after another. And when you think you might have figured it out or maybe it isn’t so bad well you would be wrong. But she knows how to write to keep you on your toes. She describes how Alexis’s heart is beating and then in detail describes their talons on the floor going back and forth to keep you on you toes and your heart is beating in anxiety at what will happen next. I had to cover the bottom half of the page several times to keep my eyes from wandering to see what would happen because I was in such a state of suspense!  Gah! I hate cliffhangers and the twist at the end is gnawing at my insides. I don’t know if I can wait until the next book! You have got to check this out if you like dystopian, fighting for your life, artists, eating whatever you can or you know you will starve, longing for some touch from another human, or The Hunger Games.
TanyaJ2 More than 1 year ago
Lex is your typical 17 year old girl worrying about her grades and graduation already knowing where she is going for college. Then there is Cohen, her best friend...neighbor and the love her life the thing is that Cohen doesn't know this. The day that Lex finds out the Cohen feels the same, her world is turned upside down...Total darkness, creatures falling from they sky and she can't leave her house because if she does she will die. They are now in separate houses and can only see each other through their bedroom windows. Can Lex survive what is going on around her? Will she be with Cohen ever again? What are these creatures that come and why are they doing what they are? OMG you have to read this book. I can't even begin to tell you what parts of this book I liked the most. Right from the beginning I was nose deep in the story and kept wanting to find out what will happen next, will they be together again? What are the Tar? I wanted to cry, scream, yell and yes even help kill. There was so many emotions that I went through and I definitely can't wait for book 2. Pick up your copy today you will not be disappointed!!!