Review of Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard

Review: I was really excited for this follow up to Red Queen, it seemed like it was going to be a great read. Bust sadly Glass Sword has fallen to the second book in a series lull, where the second book of a series falls short of the first book.

While reading through this book, it just seemed that Mare kept falling for the same tricks that she kept telling herself not to fall for. It also seemed that the book was just word vomit, trying to pile the reader with all different kinds of information and stuff going on. It mostly felt like a set up for the third book where the plot might actually pick back up again. Or I’m just hoping that the plot and characters will pick back up after this lacking second book. Although I will say that Mare really did show some growth to her character at the end of Glass Sword and it felt like the book just ended right when it was picking up. Thank goodness the third book is coming out soon!

Favorite Quote: No real favorite quotes for this book.

Would I? Buy this book for others? Not really. Do a reread? Nope.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Edition: 444 pages. Hardcover.

Young Adult. Science Fiction. Fantasy. Romance.

Published February 9th 2016 by HarperTeen. 

Summary: 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.

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