Glass Sword

Victoria Aveyard

Aveyard, Victoria; Glass Sword
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication date: 9-Feb-2016
Date Finished: 11-May-2016
Format: hardback
Pages: 444
Series: Red Queen (#2)
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia
ISBN: 9780062310668
Source: Barnes & Noble
Rating:4 star

“If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul. -Goodreads


Last year, and then again last month, I read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. It was pretty good, here are my first and second reviews. Glass Sword was overall pretty good as well, but Mare Barrow really gets on my nerves. She is a difficult character to like. She isolates herself and then grieves over how isolated she is! Sadly, this is still relatable. I feel that everyone has those times when they inadvertently push everyone away. It took me several weeks to get through this sequel because despite being well paced, it didn’t entrance me. If this novel did anything really well it is that it made me love Cal even more! He just seems perfect in an acceptable human way. He is dangerous, sentimental, gorgeous, and my heart could burn for him.


3 thoughts on “Glass Sword

  1. I hate Mare with a passion, so I can totally relate to that, haha! I still don’t know if I’ll carry on with this series or not :// Anyway! My favorite fantasy novel is Lord of the Rings (I’m including Silmarillion and The Hobbit, okay? Hahaha!)

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