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Glass Sword: Book Review

 Book title: Glass Sword
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Genre: Dystopian
Target Audience: Young Adult

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


Why I chose this?

Book two is something I wanted to read as I want to know what happened now with Mare and Cal now that Maven is King after helping his mother rid his father of his head using Cal to do it.



23174274If 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. –


What I thought

Once again it seemed to start off slow with a lot of scene building for the new land. Plus do we really need to go into a description of porridge it like the blandest food known to man and I’m pretty sure we know what it looks like?

I really did lose a bit of interest in the middle and had a couple of days break from it. Don’t get me wrong the idea of searching for the new bloods sounds interesting but there just seems to be too much happening at once.

Will I actually pronounce Kilorns name right just once? It’s either klion, Klingon or kliorn. I really don’t like this name

As slow and as bored as I felt during the middle. It felt like it dragged on forever at one point. The ending made up for it. I was expecting all guns blazing on a battlefield but once again I was pleasantly surprised


Star Rating


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