Glass Sword (Red Queen Series #2) by Victoria Aveyard

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The #1 New York Times bestselling series! Perfect for fans of George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones series, Glass Sword is the high-stakes follow up to the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen. 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? Plus don't miss Realm Breaker! Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning fantasy series from Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen series, begins where hope is lost and asks: When the heroes have fallen, who will take up the sword?

  • Author - Victoria Aveyard
  • Publisher - HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date - 04-03-2018
  • Page Count - 464
  • Paperback
  • Age Range - 13-17 Years
  • YA
  • Product Dimensions - 5.2 H x 7.4 W x 1.3 D
  • ISBN-13 - 9780062310675

Web ID: 14352320

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    Sanvi T.
    Feb 02, 2022
    A Fun Read!

    This story was really fun to read and was able to keep me entertained for a while. The character's battles, relationships, and past experiences made the character's actions and feelings understandable. I was able to easily understand and continue my journey with our protagonists with this fluid continuation of the Red Queen series. The plot of this book was, in my opinion, quite similar to The Hunger Games and Shadow and Bone. All three books are set in a sort of dystopian society and have the same idea of fighting against a cruel, higher system. Glass Sword revolves around the social difference between those who are born with silver blood and those who are born with red blood. Silvers are the blessed, beautiful, and ability-wielding members of society who rule over the ability-less Reds. Glass sword continues the story of Mare, a Red born with Silver powers, and her race against time to find others like her. After escaping the harsh world of the Silver's, Mare joins the rebellion against the Silvers called the Red Dawn. The book follows her as she travels through a world filled with betrayal, death, and loss as she searches for special people with powers like her. I liked reading about Mare, the closed-off lightning-girl, and Cal, the outcast fire prince. Their relationship evolves and changes throughout the book as they help each other come to terms with an evil brother, guilt, and a sense of belonging. The characters share a special bond forged by the betrayal of Maven (Cal's power-hungry brother), who they both loved. Although Mare and Cal can seem cold to each other at times, at the end of the day, they care for each other. The story focused on the changes that the characters go through and how their past experiences affect their decisions and personality. The book talks a lot about trauma and how deeply it affected our main characters. For instance, Mare changes from her past self to a person who trusts almost no one, not even her own brother. However, she still longs for the sense of familiarity and comfort that she can no longer find in her new life. These details help create a realistic world with characters that seem like real people and made me understand and empathize with their decisions a little more. All in all, Glass Sword was a really fun book to read. I usually get bored of a book series or read it too quickly, but with this series, I find that it included a perfect mix of action, emotion, and a touch of magic to keep me hooked.

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    Jan 07, 2021
    Great book

    I had this book for a while and during quarantine I decided to read it

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    bookmusiclover2020
    Jun 01, 2020
    Main Character was annoying

    I bought this book because I absolutely loved the first book( Red Queen). But when I was reading Glass Sword the main character Mare Barrow, was just so annoying at times. For example on page 334 Mare says, " I am the lightning girl." Us reader know that you are the lightning girl, the author(Victoria Aveyard) has made the other character's in the book say, "the little lightning girl.' when they are speaking to you. Mare is honestly turning into a horrible person and very hypocritical. Don’t get me wrong,I’m all for a story from the point of view of someone who isn’t perfect or even leans more towards the behavior of a “bad guy”. To me personal, I feel like there are other characters in the book that have better powers than Mare does like for example, Cameron has the ability to shut other people's powers off by just thinking and this little boy that they meet I can't remember his name but he was able to kill a plant just by touching it(they asked what his power was and he showed them what he was capable of). But Cameron could also be annoying. Like how she kept complaining and whining about how she didn't want to be in the Scarlet guard. LIKE THE DOORS RIGHT THERE HONEY! Also I think there were just unnecessary deaths too. Like Shade could have easily avoided death if he had tackled Mare instead of literally going IN FRONT OF THE BULLET! Overall, the book was okay.

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