Monday, January 9, 2017

Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Series: Red Queen #2
Publication Date: February 9th 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: YA, Dystopia, Fantasy
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Synopsis: 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.

My Rating
5/5 Stars

My Review
“Anyone, anything, can betray anyone. Even your own heart.” 

After the ending of Red Queen, I was dying to get my hands on this book just to find out what happens next. Yet on the other hand, I was afraid that if I read it right away, I'll be mad at myself for reading it so fast and having to wait for the next book to come out. So obviously I didn't listen to myself, picked it up right away, and then hated myself in the end. Why must you do this to me Victoria Aveyard?

While I was reading this book, I had the intent of giving it four stars. I loved loved loved Mare in the first book, but now she has become one of my favourite characters of all time. She is so sophisticated, thoughtful and determined, she's very inspiring to read about. She obviously has her problems, but they are problems that I can very much relate to. Trusting someone is very hard, especially once you've given someone your complete trust and they just throw you to the shitter. I was really proud of her for being so strong, and for holding it all in.

I wasn't really impressed at the action in the beginning of the book, I found it to be quite slow and it made me not want to read the book as much. But please don't be discouraged, once the action starts picking up, it REALLY picks up. Within a matter of chapters, you go from "Meh I guess its alright so far," to "OMG WHY VICTORIA! WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME!" And then you swallow up the last part of the book within one sitting because you can't put it down.

I'm not going to talk about what happened in the book because I really don't want to spoil it for you guys, but I will tell you that while the ending of this book wasn't as "Shocking" as the ending of Red Queen, it still leaves you on your toes begging for more. You will be surprised, you will (most likely) cry at one part or another, and then you will hate yourself for reading this book too fast. Just like I did (hopefully I'm not the only one...)

If you loved the first book, I really encourage you to read this one as well. Don't get discouraged by the slow beginning, it really picks up and has an amazing story line. You won't regret it.

Happy Reading,


    Great review, and I'm so glad you enjoyed this book! Now I must go and pick up the Red Queen ;)

    1. Yes you do!! Go right now!! I'll be waiting :)

  2. Oh nice! I held off on reading this one because I thought I heard there was a cliffhanger! And I told myself, no. Just wait! Lol! Well, since the next book is almost out, I might not be waiting too much longer! Glad to hear you enjoyed it! Nice review!

    1. I wouldn't say its a cliffhanger, but yeah if you can wait definitely wait till the next one comes out. I'm dying to get my hands on King's Cage

  3. So you glad you loved this book! It really was awesome, and I'm dying to get my hands on King's Cage :D Lovely review :)

  4. I feel like I'm the only one who thought that the beginning was exciting! Oh well, I guess that I'm just cool like that. ;) While I didn't like this one as much as book one, I am excited to see what happens in book three! Thanks for the review! :)

    1. Same here, I thought the ending in book one was a bit better, but this one was still good. Thank you so much for stopping by :)


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