Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Review)

Glass sword

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.

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?

448 pages

I wanted to love this after enjoying Red Queen as much as I did, but it just seemed to take forever to get through. I found it quite dull and repetitive until the jailbreak, and lots of new characters were introduced but not really used, so to be fair I didn’t get attached to them.

I think that this really suffers from second book syndrome, feeling more like a filler and set up for a finale than needing to be a book in its own right. Mare remained annoying, Maven was barely present and the character I cared about the most got killed. So all in all I wasn’t a happy girl when I finished this.

I will definitely read King’s Cage because I NEED to know what happens next, I just hope it is a more enjoyable read than this.

Finished on March 12th 2017

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Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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