Author: Victoria Aveyard
Publication date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Harper Teen
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?
Why does it felt like it’s hard for me to move on after reading this? Ugh. Book hang-over. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard was an unforeseen sequel I cannot imagine will exist. From the first installment of the Red queen series, the RED QUEEN was quite a disappointing story for me. The character of Mare Barrow was the one I didn’t like; making progress for her in the Red queen was not yet the best part of her life.
In the Glass Sword, I really expected something BIG; character development for her was my most anticipated moment. But, it became like a distortion to me as I read and flip the pages of the book. For a moment she became a girl with strong personality.
“I am a weapon made of flesh, a sword covered in skin. I was born to kill a king, to end of terror before it can truly begin. Fire and lightning raised Maven up, and fire and lightning will bring him down.”
And then suddenly, she shifts into something…
“There are friends I would trade, lives I would forsake for my own victories. I’ve done it before. It isn’t hard to let people die when their deaths give life to something else.”
ANNOYING. That’s the best word for Mare Barrow. I don’t know how many times I want to jerk my eyeballs and throw at her because of a sudden shift of her character. If I was another reader who read this, I will DNF it if I will base my review in the character progress on the book. But unfortunately, I was not that kind of reader. I still flip and
throw the book while waiting the best part of the story. Honestly, I am now immune to the character here of Mare Barrow; the reason why I pursuing to read this was the story in it. Whatever Victoria wants her to be, I don’t care as of this moment.
And finally I finished this book! Ohh. Five stars was my rating? I did it? LOL! Yes, I rated it 5 stars, no kidding. As I said earlier, I’m not into character of Mare Barrow as of now. I’m still annoyed but I am now insusceptible to her personality. The reason for this shockingly high rating was because of how the story built up. The world of Silvers and Reds were insanely fantastic, and for another reason I loved it because of the NEW BLOODS and their powers they acquired. I imagined them like…
HAHAHAHA! Yeah, I imagined them like that; silly brain, silly. LOL. Their powers were so amazing especially to Cameron Cole. Oh, that bitch! Ha!
One thing I just noticed, Victoria Aveyard made her characters in progress except to Mare Barrow. While Maven Calore quite often showed in the story, he still managed to swoon even if he was now a monster–not literally. I don’t know how Victoria made him still like an adorable one yet an infuriating one. Well, she made it successfully—for me.
To the whole story and its bitch plot twist (again) and the sh*t ending, I need to read the third one! Can you do it faster Victoria? Next month please? 😀 Hooray for this Glass Sword, and you Mare Barrow was still annoying, I’m glad I am such a kind person to have such a long patience for you. Congratulations—to me. HAHAHA.
All in all, a must read indeed, and see you Victoria!