Glass Sword by by Victoria Aveyard
Release Date: Feburary 9, 2016
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts: I can remember reading the first one in this series and loving it to pieces. I had even heard some negative reviews of it but I was one of the people who loved it.
We are back with Mare who is basically on the run now. She’s with her brother, and of course Cal. Cal is probably one of my absolute favorite characters of this book. And its surprising since if I remember correctly I liked his brother better in the first book.
It was a little hard to get into this one. I felt like I couldn’t remember certain details on how Red Queen ended. But I remember LOVING it.
Mare is basically trying to recruit others like her and get to them before they end up dead. I won’t sugarcoat it. She makes it sometimes. Sometimes she doesn’t. I really liked learning about the different characters and I did enjoy the scenes where she’s bad-ass.
I’m not sure what else to say about this one. I enjoyed it. I liked it. But it just wasn’t as good for me as the first one. I had a bit of trouble getting through it. I had trouble keeping my interest on the book.
Overall: I wanted to give it 5 cupcakes! But somehow I’m a little bit torn I guess. I just didn’t connect with this one as much. Honestly, I think if I had read it RIGHT after Red Queen, I maybe would have enjoyed it more. Definitely read it though if you’ve already read the first. I think this is more of a 3.5 cupcake rating for me.
Cover: I like it. I really like the color and the crown. Cute!
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