Book Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass swordRelease date: 11th February 2016
Publisher: Orion publishing
Source: Netgalley


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 Review

I wont lie I struggled to write this review, I didn’t know how to rate the book as well.

Why, you ask? Because I was angry…*rips shirt and changes to incredible hulk*

You remember book 1? Yes we loved it, but this book ran me ragged from start to finish. Where do I start. The first half of the book was slow for me, I was getting bored. I think the author was just teasing me with what was to come in the 3rd book. I know Mare had been betrayed and a lot was done to her but I really just wanted to give her a good punch in the mouth. Why so violent you ask? She (Mare) annoyed me soo many times that I think she is the worst female heroine I have encountered .

The author I can tell enjoys playing mind games not just with the characters but even with readers. I didn’t even know who to believe or trust any more in the story. I kept rooting for Mare and Cal to have some sort of thing…… but I guess that wasn’t important in this book. I think all this book did was set the tone for book 3. If you end up not liking book 2 too much just hold on because book 3 is going to be explosive in epic proportions.

I felt for Cal soo much because no one bothers to understand what he is going through, I mean he just killed his own father….instead Mare is constantly crying “woe is me” in every corner. To be honest I also was never worried what would happen to her as it seemed there was always someone that was there to save her. I’ll move on before I start to give any spoilers.

The second half of the book moves pretty quickly as they start to find more of the new bloods in the different towns before Maven can get to them. With Mare recruiting and Cal training they start to build an army to fight against the new king and Queen Elara.

There were moments I was worried about the events that would take place and other times where I felt the author glossed over the details of the story. …if this was a movie I would be covering my face as I was scared to see what would happen next. It was an unexpected ending for book 2, but like I said this just shows that book 3 will show no mercy.


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