Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard


Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard is the second installment in a YA Fantasy series.

The March 2020 Binge Reads Pick!



23174274If 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.


While I really enjoyed the first book, I have a feeling this series is going to be like some YA series lately in that the sequels don’t live up to all the hype the first book brings in.

It’s not like this is a bad book at all, but a lot of the action and potential Red Queen brought out was a little lost in Glass Sword. 

I’m still not a fan of the main character in that she is very uptight, selfish in a way, and I feel like the rebellion could go in such a different direction without her, yet they are hung up on needing her.

There’s also a lot of repetition in the plot that I feel like I’m just reading the same betrayal over and over again.

Overall, I gave this one 3 out of 5 stars. There are still some intense moments, just not as apparent as the first book. I feel like this one gives more of the villainous side of the story which I found to be more interesting.

We’ll see where the third book takes us and whether I feel like it gets a little more action-packed and exciting again.


Published: 9 February 2016

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 444

How I Read It: Library book

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