Book Review - Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard | Blushing Geek

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen, #2
Published on February 9, 2016 by HarperTeen
Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 444
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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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?


Before anything else, I want to warn you guys in advance because I’m afraid this review will contain a little spoiler. So read at your own risk. *wink

This book was so dang intense! It didn’t give me peace until I was able to finish it. And yeah, I could say that it almost jeopardized my work, haha. Why is that? Because I can’t keep my mind from thinking about it, I mean, I felt ecstatic and excited and I can’t really stop until I’ll know what’s going to happen next. I don’t usually multitask, but this book made me do it! What an evil book eh? Haha. I thought after reading this story, I could get back to normal, but no!!! I felt the same way as I did when I finished reading its first book which was the Red Queen. I was betrayed and heartbroken again and I find it really hard to hold back my tears. Huhu Maven, why do you keep on hurting me? Oops, sorry, I got carried away haha.

Just as I expected, this book started what the Red Queen left of where Mare and Cal were rescued on their “supposed to be” execution at the Bowl of Bones. So yeah, I guess it’s safe to say that this book started with a full pack action. And I really really like that. Also, Shade’s character (Mare’s older brother) is 100% present here!! Right after reading the Steel Scars, Shades character already caught my attention. I mean, who wouldn’t be amazed by a person who can teleport?! Imagine what you could accomplish if you have such power eh? And after the consecutive unfortunate or should I say, bad things that happened to Mare, reuniting with a brother she thought was dead made her situation a bit bearable.

This book consists of full pack action which I think this book has more of it than its first book. I thought I was already on the end but dang! The ending was really not what I expected and the revelation is insane! I need to have the copy of the third book now, as in now!!!! 

Unlike its previous book, this one has quite a number of not “reader friendly” terms that I need to consult my bff Meriam D for its meaning. So far, that’s the only concern I have in this book.

All its characters were consistent and I was so proud for Mare because in this book, she’s become more mature though there’s still some past problems that she needs to face head on. 

And how could I forget? One of the things that I was looking forward to this book happened. Which of the two was that? The Shade and Farley thingy! Haha, that could have been perfect but it wasn’t fully focused in this book, but at least my prediction about their relationship came true. But to my dismay, it didn’t last long. Huhuhu. Why? I don’t want to say this because it’s really hard. I mean. He’s one of my favorite characters and now he’s dead! Who’s gonna protect Mare now?! (sorry for the spoiler, hahaha)

Maven wasn’t 100% present here but his vindictive acts still haunt this story. We can’t also expect Mare and Cal’s romance here. Yeah, I know right?!

Most of the reviews I’ve read in goodreads were betting for #teamMaven. How about me? Who’s my bet? Well, I could have easily answered that one in the first book, but reading the second book and their reviews in goodreads, I am torn. I mean, on the first book, I was certainly for #teamCal, I can’t even suppress my squeal even if they’re just merely talking. Yeah, that’s how fanatic I am. But now, I’m not sure anymore. I’m not enamored by him anymore. Also, my heart really goes for Kilorn. Oh poor Kilorn.

Overall, this book will not just give you action packed scenes, teeny weeny romance, but will also leave you a tear or two…if you’re like me who’s a cry baby haha.

This book of course is highly recommended!

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