glass sword by victoria aveyard
★ pages: 444
★ genre: young adult
★ release date: february 9, 2016
★ rating: 3.7/5
▽ book one: red queen
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.
The plot of the book ran a little fast for me, as Mare and her gang of New bloods were always running around, never really stopping for too long. I understand what it meant, I just wish there had been a little more elaboration into everywhere they went.
I know this is the style of YA books, but all of Mare’s thoughts are way too advanced for a 17 year old girl. It bothers me. I understand she is smart, but it’s unrealistic, and it pulls me out of the story.
My favorite character by far is Maven. He is completely a mess, stalking Mare completely and somehow managing to still have total control, as evil as ever. I absolutely love the duality of his descent to madness but his rise to power.
writing style: 3.5/5
My notes about the writing style are pretty much the same as my notes on Mare, I think she tries to be too sophisticated. I would appreciate it if Mare spoke more casually about the things she does talk about.
It was a good book! The plot was interesting, and I would suggest to others. It’s never gonna be my favorite, but that’s just personal. But it really is an enjoyable read. I promise you, the ending WILL DESTROY YOU.