May 5, 2016

Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword (#2) by Victoria Aveyard (Feb. 2016)
444 pages
Genre: YA Other...
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: The library.
Purchase: Barnes & Noble | Amazon | The Book Depository
**This review may contain spoilers of the first book.
My Rating:
Goodreads Summary: 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

I had the hardest flipping time getting into this book. Did I end up liking it? Well enough. I just think I read it when I was in the complete wrong mood. I am a mood reader you know...

Glass Sword begins where Red Queen left off. It was exciting at first, but then I really had a hard time caring about what was going on. I don't know why, but my attention just wandered. I also got a tiny bit annoyed with Mare, who repeatedly reminds us that she has power over electricity. I hear you, Mare. I hear you. 

It took me three weeks to read Glass Sword. Three weeks. Once I hit the halfway point I really had to push myself to keep reading. Luckily the last 1/4 of the book was really good, hence where the three stars came from.

I know this is a very vague review and I am sorry for that, but I had a hard time with this one for who knows what reason and therefore am finding it hard to come up with words to describe my experience. 

I think that if you read and liked Red Queen you should give the sequel a try. You will probably like it. I think I may even read the next book because that ending was killer.


  1. I'm a mood reader, so I completely understand. I've been back and forth if I should even pick this one up. I mean, I did enjoy Red Queen but... I'm so unsure. Glad you did enjoy it though.

    1. Being a mood reader sometimes sucks. lol I say go with your gut on this one.

  2. I've heard a lot of the same things about this one! Meh. I have checked it out repeatedly from the library since it was released and still haven't been in the mood to read it LOL

    1. I feel like being in the mood is super important for me! lol

  3. I didn't like the first book as much as I thought I would - cool electrifying power but the love interests were bleh. I felt nothing for them. You're a mood reader like me but after three weeks I don't know...

    1. I pushed myself and I am glad I did, but also not. IDK. lol


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