Title: Glass Sword
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: February 9, 2016
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 enjoyed this book much more than Red Queen.
The characters were much more developed in this book, since we already know them from Red Queen. It was sometimes hard to know who to trust in this story, between the two princes, but it made the story more exciting.
The plot was very dramatic and unpredictable. It was a real journey, both literally and figuratively from beginning to end. Plus there was always the threat of Maven coming after them.
I think Victoria Aveyard’s writing is improving with each book. (She’s also hilarious on Twitter!) I look forward to reading the King’s Cage next!
You can check out my review for Red Queen here.