Title: Glass Sword ( Red Queen #2) glass sword
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Publication Date: Feb 9, 2016


Goodreads Summary:
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?

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My Review

I really enjoyed Glass Sword, even more than Red Queen. Cal and Mare are more interesting in this. i get to see how they react under pressure, in different circumstances than how they were used to. I felt the confusing and the fear of failure in Mare that she would become that which she is fighting against because power such as she has, corrupts.

Mare has really grown in terms of her determination, her control of her power and she sets out to save as many people like herself Reds with Silver abilities. Ultimately she would want them to fight on her side but she is willing to offer them a choice, which I think is really honorable of her. I also felt more connected to Mare in this. She has some of the triaits I like in a heroine- namely bravery, intelligence, wit and resilience and she is not afraid to make the tough calls.

I liked discovering some of the other abilities and thought Cameron’s ability was the coolest. If I were to choose an ability to have, this would be at the top of my list. I also liked the Superhero feel of these books, and the understated romance. The only issue I had was the romance between Cal and Mare, I wasn’t feeling it…nope.

Overall, a phenomenal sequel which answers a lot of questions and reveals more of this world, while addressing isues of ineqality and prejudices, and showcasing the characters’ growth and introuducing new characters and abilities, whilst incorporating the elements of dystopian/fantasy that I love. I highly recommend this if you love YA fantasy. This is one of the really good ones and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

My Rating

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Victoria Aveyard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen. Victoria was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. She has sold several television pilots and feature-length screenplays. You can visit her online at www.victoriaaveyard.comor on Twitter at @VictoriaAveyard.