BOOK REVIEW: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #2)

23174274ISBN13: 9780062310668
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication date: February 9, 2016
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448 pages


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?


You can love him all you want, I won’t stop you. But for my sake, for your parents, for the rest of us, please don’t let him control you.


Okay. I received an ARC of Glass Sword last January and I also finished it in the same month. To be honest, I was really looking forward to reading this book because I did love Red Queen. Even though, Mare pissed the hell out of me, I enjoyed it and I loved the twist. So when I got its sequel I immediately read it.

Why did I gave this a 2.5 star rating only? Well maybe because I just expected more from this sequel. The book was 400+ pages long and I wanted to see character development, more kick-ass scenes and the like. But, I didn’t quite see that. Mare was even worst in this book, well in my opinion. She’s stuck in this “I’m the hero here context”, and it was very frustrating because she was also dragging other people with her. As for Cal, he became weak and whiny in some parts. Of course, since he was once the crown prince, I was expecting that he would kind of lead the people. But, I think he only showed that when I was already towards the end of the book. I think Maven has the most character growth in all of them.

As for the other scenes of the book they were pretty okay. The revelations were surprising, the other people like Mare were also cool and of course the deaths were heartbreaking. I think I just expected a lot from this book but it doesn’t mean I won’t read the next one.

I was not aware that this book is a trilogy so when I read the last part of the book and I realized that it was a cliffhanger, I was really frustrated. I’m hoping the third installment of this book is better. I’m not going to give up on you, Red Queen! So please, let this next book be better than Glass Sword.

Thank you for reading up to here! Let me know how do you feel about Glass Sword!
Did you enjoyed it or are we having the same sentiments? Comment them down below! 🙂


2 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #2)

    1. I think it is really building up for the third book. The scenes were like a roller coaster. I hope you will like it though 🙂 It’s not that bad but it’s not that good too. Happy reading, Tine! 😀


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