Glass Sword – Book Review

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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 Thoughts on Glass Sword – No just no.

This book was so disappointing and if I hadn’t been stuck in the woods in the rain for three days I probably would have returned it to the library post-haste. But I needed something to read and this is the only book I took with me. I honestly enjoyed reading the ingredient list on a package of hotdogs more than this.

After being slightly disappointed with the first book Red Queen I was really hoping that Aveyard was going to get better with her writing and telling this story. But the premise is just too unoriginal. It got worse.

The characters are bland and forgettable. It’s a jumbled up mess trying to mimic Divergent, Hunger Games and X-men. She even mentions factions and throws in a Walking Dead comment. Does that entice readers?

It was a boring and predictable read and it was hard to follow. There are lengthy descriptions of places and directions that are just too confusing. It’s repetitive enough that it puts you into a coma. The main character has no depth. It’s just her whining about being special and confused all time. Who does she love? Cal? Maven? Kilorn? Her mother? I don’t know. And why is she 17-years-old calling 15 to 17-year-olds children? It’s just weird.

I won’t read the third instalment of this series. It also scares me that she’s come out with spin off novellas.

About the Author – Victoria Aveyard is an young adult and fantasy writer from United States. She is known for her fantasy work Red Queen, which is going to be adapted into a movie. Aveyard wrote the novel a year after graduating from University of Southern California‘s screenwriting program in 2012. Sony Pictures teamed up with her to write spec Eternal
She tries her best to combine her love of history, explosions, and butt-kicking heroines in her writing. Her hobbies include the impossible task of predicting what happens next in A Song of Ice and Fire, road trips, and burning through Netflix.


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