Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Published on February 9, 2016 by Harper Teen
Genres Fantasy, Dystopian, Young Adult
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Glass Sword picks up where Red Queen left off. Mare Barrow knows she’s different; her blood is red yet she possesses silver like abilities. The crown tries to hide her and the fact that what she is, is possible. Mare made her escape from Maven, alongside Cal and now Maven is hunting them down. Mare sets out to find more of her kind, now called newbloods, in time to save them from Maven, who is also pursuing them. Mare has to make a series of difficult choices and decisions between trying to find and help the newbloods and protecting the people she loves, herself included. She feels herself changing with the choices she is forced to make and the actions she is forced to take.
I really enjoyed Red Queen however this book, Glass Sword, did not hold my attention as much as the first book did and I found myself becoming bored during about 40% of the book. The story line is great, but the author is just extremely detailed in her writing about every single thing. The beginning of the book is filled with action and moves at a faster pace, the middle is slower and is described in a great deal of detail and the end of the book again is filled with action and moves at a much faster pace. On the plus side, I feel like we get to know all of the characters, especially Mare, Kilborn and Cal, very well during this book. My only other complainant is that the author spends an enormous amount of time on Mare thinking about herself and her ability. Almost to an annoying point. I think the name “the lighting girl” was typed several hundred times in this book.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed reading Glass Sword and I look forward to the next book in the series being released in 2017. This book just dragged on a bit during the middle of the book. The story was still good, the characters are well developed and the concept of the series is very entertaining. If you enjoyed Red Queen, I know you will also enjoy the second book in the series, just be prepared for a slower pace during the middle of the book. Happy reading!