Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

GSPages: 444

Goodreads Rating: 4.13 / 5 stars

My Rating: 3/5 stars

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia

Publishing Date: February 9, 2016

Publisher: Harper Teen

Summary (Goodreads):

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 Review:

Also posted on Goodreads

What a turn of events. For a sequel, this could have been good. I actually like the beginning of Glass Sword as it continues from the ending of Red Queen. However, things went downhill by the middle part as everything slows down.

Mare Barrow’s agenda in retrieving newbloods [can’t tell you what they are because spoilers], saving them from the hands of cruelty will benefit the Scarlet Guard. They can train them in combat and build an army, which can be twice powerful than most Silvers with special abilities. Still, her plan is somewhat reckless and suicidal. She puts herself and others in danger but managed to be alive. Her character has a more serious tone in it. She’s having trusts issues and I can’t blame her for that. She just needs to be more sensitive on what she’s saying because it’s quite offensive for others and totally unfair. Despite of that, I like how she’s determined to accomplish her job, so kudos for that.

Some parts completely dragged on and redundant. Maybe it’s necessary as it introduces us with a bunch of Pokemons. I need a Pokedex. characters? Well, they are interesting especially knowing their special abilities. Also, Victoria Aveyard is so good on throwing twists out of nowhere.There’s no chill. I’m a bit disappointed the action scenes are a bit rushed and jump from one scene to another.

Oh yes. I’m so happy my SHIP IS SAILING. TEAM CAL ALL THE WAY! GO CHARMANDER! I’m rooting for you, Cal! Sorry Team Maven. You cruel Torchic. I’m looking forward for the sequel and I hope it’s better than this one.

Final rating: 3/5 stars

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