Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)

by Victoria Aveyard

Perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series, Glass Sword is the high-stakes follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen.

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?

Reviewed by catiebug on

4 of 5 stars

I actually enjoyed this book a little bit more than the Red Queen. It started off a little slow, but once it picked up, I was loving it. It was fun to read about them going off to find the Newbloods and cool to see all the new abilities. We get to know all the characters so much more as well as getting to meet a ton of new ones.

Shade. That broke my heart. And it broke for Farley. She is pretty awesome and I felt so awful for her.

I was so confused by the whole thing with Queen Elara. When did that happen? I went back to see if I zoned out or something but nope. I thought that would be more climatic, but it was just there. It felt like pages were missing or something.

That ending was so intriguing and I'm so ready to dive into the next book to see where this goes and how Mare is going to get through this.

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