Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Posted February 12, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 4 Comments

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Review: Glass Sword by Victoria AveyardGlass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen #2
Published by Orion on February 9, 2016
Genres: Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 444
Format: E-Arc
Source: Netgalley
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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?
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.

Finally Glass Sword is out! This has to be one of those series that I am so excited to read all at once! I need them to be published as soon as possible. This is a series that is hard to resist, and soon as I was able to (basically as soon as I had my hands on this book) I was reading.

And to make Glass Sword even better, was the fact that while I thought Red Queen was good this story vastly outstripped it. I was hooked so fast that I found this book impossible to put down and ended up doing all tasks single-handed.

At the beginning I was a little confused as the story starts immediately after the events in Red Queen, and my memory of that is a little fuzzy, so I would recommend rereading Red Queen, or at the least the ending to reacquaint the memory.

What is great about Glass Sword is that we have moved on. Meaning we get to meet more of these ‘newbloods’, Reds with Silver abilities. And by doing this it feels like the book is progressing to some finale, it feels like there is now a concrete aim.

If it is not obvious I loved loved this book. I love the fact that Mare is not perfect (most of the time she carries a torch to herself and a sense of self-importance) but without Mare I feel the whole rebellion would collapse. I love that there is no black and white (or should I say Silver and Red). Nothing is perfect and nothing is as it seems, at least in this book…

There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes. And a lot more action and re-action. There are shocks and reveals and one massive ending. I mean how can we end where we did? Hopefully we will get the answers soon. But I promise that this is one book you will not want to miss.

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