Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard


Title Glass Sword
Series Red Queen
Author Victoria Aveyard
Young Adult Dystopia/Fantasy/Romance


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.


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

Glass Sword couldn’t hold my interest at all. This book is plotless and unremarkable. The first few chapters made me rub my eyes; I didn’t believe that the book in my hands was the sequel to Red Queen. Mare was changed, and not in the better way. I really hated when she puts herself before anyone and suppresses Kilorn because he doesn’t have the power like her; therefore, she defines him as weak. That is not the only reason I hate her. Mare Barrow is stupid and reckless. She always makes mistakes from her self-centered and cocky trait and blames everyone except herself. Those parts are the downfall of this book undoubtedly.

“Anyone, anything, can betray anyone. Even your own heart.”

It took me ten days to finish this book. I was suffering from time to time by the direction of it. Nothing happens and the plot line is hollow. Seemingly, Glass Sword tried to be the next Mockingjay with its revolution and playing with media, but the matter is bleak and insufferably awful. I felt nothing while I was reading. For the most part, it was just meh-ish.

“It isn’t hard to let people die when their deaths give life to something else.”

I am very disappointed. I almost pitied Cal and Kilorn for loving the wrong girl, she doesn’t deserve anyone to love, her thought was abhorrent and foolish. This is not the development I was looking for. Every twist is worse than what in Red Queen. This book tried to imitate many things from many books and movies without changing those identities. I call it plagiarism, not inspiration.

One thought on “Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

  1. Sorry to hear that this disappointed you! I already wasn’t a big fan of Red Queen so I never continued on, but it sounds like Glass Sword disappointed a lot of people anyway. Those aesthetics are A+, though. ❤


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