Author: Victoria Aveyard
Title: Glass Sword
Genre(s): Teens; Romance; Science fiction and dystopian; Fantasy
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Review: This book was such an extreme disappointment after reading Red Queen. Ultimately, I felt like not much happened in this book and it could have been watered down to fit into either Red Queen or King's Cage. The story kept going around in circles and it seemed like there were very few things that the plot accomplished even though it was a fairly long book. The plot was not the only thing that was stuck in this book. I felt like Mare did very little growing of developing in this book of the series. There was very little self-discovery and that was very frustrating as a reader who loved the first novel. There were some important issues that came up that were relevant to the plot, but there could have been a lot more depth added to those issues. Instead everything came across as superficial almost as if this book was a pit stop between Red Queen and King's Cage. I am honestly really saddened by how frustrated this book made me because I am hesitant to read the King's Cage in fear of being disappointed again. Honestly, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read King's Cage, and needs the information from this book for the third one to make sense.
Book Description: "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. 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?"