Monday, September 19, 2016

Book Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Release Date: February 9th, 2016
Read: September 5th-11th, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Red Queen, #2
Format: Signed Hardcover, 444 pages
Source: Bought

Description from GoodReads:

   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?


   We can't choose who we love.
   I dove into Glass Sword the minute I was done Red Queen, having bought both of the hardcovers at the same time, I guess I knew that I was going to blow through the first one. Unfortunately Glass Sword didn't hold my interest as much as Red Queen did.
   Mare was my biggest problem with the book, she felt like a whiny little baby throughout the whole book, always depending on her brother for support or backup with everything because she messed something up. I just couldn't be interested with her character in this one.
   The book itself was a slower pace than the first one was, things felt dragged on, it all felt so predictable. Then there was the same feeling that I had with the first book, the feeling that I'd read it before. Unlike Red Queen, I found Glass Sword to be more Mockingjay instead of The Selection like I had thought with the first book.
   In the end there was some build up for the third book, as well as an interesting cliffhanger. So perhaps I'll still pick up the next book in the series, King's Cage, sometime in the future.

P.S. (This contains spoilers),
   Honestly, the minute Aveyard mentioned that Farley was sick for going to roughly 2 weeks, and Shade always following her around like a lost puppy, I knew that she was pregnant. Then with even more indications throughout the book practically confirming it, I'd actually be very disappointed if it doesn't happen at this point.


Favourite Quote:

"No one is born evil, just like no one is born alone. They become that way, through choice and circumstance.”

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

Young Adult, Fantasy,Science Fiction, Dystopian, Magic, Rebellion, War

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