Review: Glass Sword

Posted 5th March 2016 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Glass SwordGlass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Also by this author: Red Queen, King's Cage , War Storm
Series: Red Queen #2
Also in this series: Red Queen, King's Cage , War Storm
Published by Orion on 9th February 2016
Genres: Romance, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 448
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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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 of her own heart.

Thank you to Orion for accepting my request via Netgalley. I was halfway through the first book when I knew that I was going to need the second so I popped on there and luck would have it I got approved pretty quickly.

This book starts pretty much where the first one ended so if you haven’t read it please don’t read on because I don’t want to spoil it for you, you can however read my review for the first book here.

So Mare is in a pretty dire situation at the beginning of this book. She’s just been captured by Maven and tbh I didn’t have a clue how she was going to get out of this one.

After their escape Mare and Cal spend the rest of the book secretly trying to find all the new bloods in Norta. They however are not the only ones looking for them. Maven leaves them so truly horrible scenes to find at some of the new bloods houses.

There was some really great characters that were introduced in this book. Nanny was my favourite.

The ending of this book had me wishing for the next book. It was quite shocking. I am really looking forward to the next book.

About Victoria Aveyard

Victoria Aveyard is an author and screenwriter, born and raised in a small town in Western Massachusetts. Both her parents are public school teachers, as well as avid film, television, and literature fans. Victoria grew up on a steady diet The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and LOST. She pursued a degree in Writing for Film & Television at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. After graduating college in 2012, Victoria moved home from Los Angeles and began writing the manuscript that would become Red Queen.

She has since published three #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling books, two New York Times bestselling novellas, and continues pursuing her writing career while living full-time in Los Angeles, California.

The Red Queen series is currently being translated into 37 languages and counting.


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