Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard Review

This is the second book in the Red Queen series and after I enjoyed the first book I was looking forward to read the second. Anyway, it is time for a review


The story

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the colour 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

Taken from goodreads

I said before I was looking forward to reading this book, and I did start reading it as soon as it came out but I just couldn’t get into it, it took me 4 tries and traveling to Thailand to be able to read this book. I would get about 10-15% the way through the book and was just so bored reading it that I just had to stop.

The story is good, nothing amazing but still good. We get to find out more about the new bloods and what new powers are going to be introduced to the series. We also start to get to see more main character being introduced and having a larger part for the story. We also get to find out how Marven is going to be as king and how Cal is going to cope with the fact he is wanted. I personally think the author did a good job with the story.

However, the rest of the book she lacked everything else, the character development, description of surrounding area and just basically keeping the reader interested. I have seen people give this book 5 stars on goodreads and all I can think is how?! I barely can give this book 3 stars and if good reads allowed half star ratings then it would get 2 and a half. One of the most important parts of a book is character development, yet Mare is still the most self-centred annoying bitch of a main character I have ever read. People give her arguments to listen to and are mostly right but is Mare doesn’t agree with it then she won’t do it, I just got sick of reading everything from her point of view.

I like the fact that she puts a lot of action into the book but I don’t like the fact she sacrificed a lot of description when it came to the surrounding areas, or even what the new characters look like. We get the basic description but nothing to help the reader can imagine in detail what the characters look like and it really puts the book down in my opinion.

Everyone keeps going on about how amazing the end of the book was but I don’t get it, it was pretty obvious that it was going to happen especially with how many hints that the author gave it just made it very easy to predict.

If you liked the first book and don’t want to be disappointed in the series then don’t read this book but if you are like me and don’t want to leave a series unfinished then be prepared to hate this book and get ready to have to mentally prepare yourself for the next one in the series.

Aaron Morrsi

Book Reviews


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