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 adarkershadeofrosie on

4 of 5 stars

- As a whole, I enjoyed this sequel more than the first in the series.
- I really enjoyed meeting the newbloods and discovering the new powers they brought to the equation. And trying to constantly stay one step ahead of King Maven kept me on the edge - always afraid he would eventually catch up to them!
- I actually enjoyed Mare and Cal's semi-romance. I love Cal, and constantly felt sorry for him because he was the "fallen prince" with next to nothing and no one. He and Shade we're a couple of my favorite characters.

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