Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Release date: February 9th, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
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.
So this book is good, but not AS GOOD as Red Queen. It begins right where Red Queen ends which is great because sometimes when I read a series it is hard for me to remember where the previous book ended.
I liked the storyline but Mare was just so stubborn and extremely tiring sometimes. Every time there was an interaction related to Mare and Cal, it was just exhausting. Shade, on the other hand, became my favourite character in this sequel. His participations is so thrilling, and his personality, I just loved him! This book walks you through a series of adventures in which the characters face betrayal, challenges and tough situations. While running away from Maven, Mare and Cal get to interact more and tension grows between them making their relationship a little bit harsh. Mare feels lonely and faces internal conflicts that threaten others’ stability. She questions herself all the time and again, trust is a hard to find, she is most of the time suspicious of everyone. Glass Sword is truly about Mare’s quest and how she becomes stronger throughout the story.
What I liked:
Shade is definitely the best part of this book! Also, Farley was not that abrupt anymore and finally I got to se her true colors which in Red Queen were hard to tell. Her backup story was clear now.
Mare changed, I am not sure if for good, but still how she leads the guard and her people is truly brave. Oh!!!!! and the whole newblood gang was awesome! New characters with their own story, thumbs up for that! Again, the ending was so overwhelming , I really could not believe it. Aveyard did it again!
What I did not like:
Maven’s character in this book is not that great. I liked him at the very beginning, but now I am not sure if I buy it. His obsession is out of control and most of the attention is focused on Mare, but for some reason he doesn’t show up that much in GS. There are other characters as important, but are not fully developed.
I am waiting for the next 2!!!!