Review: Glass Sword

Review: Glass Sword

Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard

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Official synopsis

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.


“If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.”

Yeah well girl, I felt my mind shattering from boredom after reading this. What a disappointing sequel.

After such a great and intriguing first book, I would have never guessed that the sequel would be THIS boring and uneventful. The story itself was bland and repetitive - it’s almost like I was reading the same thing over and over again but pages apart. With the great world-building and story hype of the series, I was expecting something more. If anything, characters I liked in the last one (Mare and Cal to be specific), were incredibly difficult to like. I’m hoping this just had second-book syndrome and that King’s Cage is better.

The last 40 pages or so is what redeemed the book for me and ultimately sold me on reading the next one.

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