Glass Sword

Red Queen #2

Reviewed by Melanie on January 2, 2017

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I began The Red Queen on Audiobook when it was first available on Overdrive from my library. I then picked up Glass Sword from the library, but couldn’t really get into it, so I waited for the audio book.

The book picks up a few months after Red Queen ends. Mare and the Scarlet Guard are searching for other Reds with Silver abilities, to create an Army to rise up and defeat Maven and return Cal to his throne.

I really felt like this book kind of went in circles. Mare has questioned herself from the beginning, and the love triangle involving brothers never impresses me. The greatest think Maven did was show his true colors, even if he is murderous and vengeful.

I feel that as a second book, this one was lacking propelling the storyline forward, though we did meet some new and interesting characters along the way. I am looking forward to the third book of the series, and hope it picks up the intensity that the Red Queen carried.

Glass Sword Book Cover Glass Sword
Red Queen #2
Victoria Aveyard
Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance, Fiction, Magic, Young Adult
HarperTeen
February 9, 2016
Audiobook

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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