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 Vicki on

3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

This was only so so for me. Still good but definitely not as good as the first book. Definitely a bit second book syndrome. Most of the book was just going from one place to the next to recruit newbloods. Didn't feel like that much happened. I also had trouble remembering all the new characters and what their special abilities were. Mare got to be annoying and the drama with Cal got real old real fast. I wanted to yell at her to get over herself. Also, I was devastated by Shade's death. After Cal, he was my favorite character. So sad.

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