Glass Sword Review

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Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Title: Glass Sword

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Song: Work from Home by Fifth Harmony

Published: February 9, 2016         # of Pages: 444

Date Started: March 4, 2016         Date Ended: March 28, 2016

Category: Fiction, Fantasy

Rating: ♥♥♥{2.5}


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.”


I was honestly sooooo excited for this book when it came out! Plus, I ended up getting a signed first edition! I mean how cool is that?! I was so happy to have it and I couldn’t wait to start it. Only to be disappointed. It was so overhyped and it dragged on so much in the beginning that’s why I took almost an entire month to read it. {okay and Netflix was a problem to…} but still. The only part of this book that I actually liked, was the last quarter of the book. The rest was so predictable and cheesy and boring. I couldn’t handle it. *groans*

The plot was okay I guess, again the opening, rising action and I guess part of the Climax weren’t that good at all. It dragged and was boring, although it did have some good parts in it. I must admit to that. But oh my god. THE SECOND HALF OF THE CLIMAX FALLING ACTION AND CONCLUSION WAS FAN FUCKING TASTIC. Pardon my speech but still! I absolutely LOVED this ending. It was exciting and I flipped out so much in the ending portion of the book, way more then the entire book itself I’d say. I also loved how the book introduced a new type of people in the story. {not saying what because that would be a spoiler: so go read it instead} and the plot twist that happened at that ending made me cry. Including that time when my baby died. {DEFINITELY NO PUN INTENDED}

The characters where actually really good. I found Mare and Cal grew greatly as the story progressed. Especially at that ending. I mean holy crap. So good! Then we had Maven, that bugger. He was our villain and let me tell you, he was hot {more than fire}, sexy, evil, and cunning. Plus, he had a fine piece of ass. Let’s be honest people, he is a sexy as hell villain. Along with him came his mother, Queen Elara. Ugh she was an annoying little bitch who ruined my OTP. Multiple times. {the struggle is real guys} besides our mains we also had our supporting characters, such as Shade Marrow {Mares brother}, Commander Farley {you go glen coco}, along with many more. They all helped add drama to the story and it was wonderful the way they all where written. Minus one particular death I wasn’t to happy about. Their developments where breath taking and I wish there was more of that throughout the book. I can’t wait to see what happens to them in the next book, if there is one that is…. {fingers crossed!}

Overall, this book was good. Not AMAZING, or TERRIBLE. Just GOOD. It did have some epic parts though; I must admit that. Like that ending though. UGH THE FEELS. Certain parts where written wonderfully while others where written blandly. So if you are to read this book, and you ABSOLUTELY loved Red Queen, then I think you might enjoy the second novel of this series.

Congratulations Victoria Aveyard, on a good novel.


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