Glass Sword [Review]

Posted January 7, 2016 by Maria in Review / 1 Comment

Glass Sword [Review]Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen #2
Published by HarperTeen on February 9th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopian, Paranormal
Pages: 444
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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.

Title: Glass Sword
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen #2 
Genre: Fantasy, Dystopia
Pages: 448
Published By: HarperTeen on February 9th 2016

**I received a copy of this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**

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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?

If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.

I see you as you could become, no longer the lightning, but the storm. The storm that will swallow the world entire.

It isn’t hard to let people die when their deaths give life to something else.

I am a weapon made of flesh, a sword covered in skin.

No heart can ever be truly understood. Not even your own.

That was… asd5rtfgyuhijko (sorry, I’m just still not over it). WHOA.
If you think that Victoria began to write cute pretty fantasy books about noble princess Mare and stopped torment the hearts of her readers, then I have to inform you that you are so damn wrong.

This book is awful. Mare is behaving badly, death and destruction are everywhere, love line is some kind of shipper’s hell, everything and everyone are completely mad… It really is YA Game of Thrones, although in some moments even worse, because you must NOT forget that it’s also a dystopia. Oh, you really mustn’t.

It seems to me it’s not even a review, but a warning to all readers of this series: you will suffer. And you will enjoy it, because Victoria’s skill has grown significantly, and this book is beautifully written.

I don’t know how to bring you the whole situation without spoilers, because that’s impossible. This book is a bit like anime: a ton of action, violence and love for the characters, even the bad.
And oh, about pure evil, I love Maven. Still. He is one of the most gigantic assh*les in the YA books, he scares the hell out of me, but I love him.
But I also still ship our little children Mare and Cal, because my precious Maven has to suffer. He deserves it.
So read it, the end of this book will shock you more than the end of the first book and you’ll cry, but who said that being a bibliophile is easy? *evil laugh* *and sobs*

Let’s talk about it!
Did you read Red Queen? What did you think of it? Did you read or want to read Glass Sword? Did you pre-order it? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
 
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