Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Title: Glass Sword

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Publisher: HarperTeen

Series Status: 2nd book in the Red Queen series

Page Count: 448

Rating: 4/5 stars

Synopsis: 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?

Review: There are so many things I need to say about this book. It left my head spinning, trying to understand everything.

I’ll start with Mare. I actually despise Mare half of the time, I found her to be annoying and compulsive. The other half of the time, I found her character to be intriguing and confusing. The one thing I thought was really interesting was how she couldn’t let go of Maven, and I wish Maven was incorporated a bit more into this.

You can shoot me, but Maven is still my favourite character. I love Maven, even if he is evil. I was just about dancing with joy at the end of this book with what happens, because I love Maven and he was not in this enough.

I wish there would have been a bit less of Mare, and a bit more of Cal. I really like Cal, and I wanted to know more, and I wanted Mare to make up her mind.

Shade was such a nice character, and I loved his ability! The slight romance between him and Farley was so sweet and just a really lovely thing to add in. I felt like a proud mom for Farley, because she is such a hard character but found love. I just really like them.

The events that take place in this are sometimes really hard to keep up with, and sometimes really confusing because they happen so soon. But this was full of action and I liked a lot more than I did with Red Queen.

*SPOILER* I knew that Shade was going to die, so I wasn’t surprised with that, I was surprised with how he died. As soon as I figured it out about Farley and Shade, I knew that one of them was going to die, and I figured that it would be Shade rather than Farley. But the way he died was unfair and tragic, and I can only imagine how it ripped Mare apart. And that ending! I was so excited! I really wanted more of Maven, and even though I guess the ending was kind of bad, I am so happy with it. I love Maven so much, and I have hope for him and Mare, because they are endgame. *SPOILER*

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and I will be anxiously awaiting the next addition.

I give this novel 4/5 stars and would highly recommend to fans of fantasy.

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