Book Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Mare's blood is red- the colour 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 call her an impossibility, a fake, but she makes her escape from the prince and friend who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.
Pursued by the Silver King, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red and Silver fighters to join 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?
(Description from Goodreads)
Goodreads Star Rating: 3/5
I read Red Queen after I came back from Thailand and the story was really good. I enjoyed the fact that Mare had to stand on her own two feet knowing that she is a Red in a sea of Silvers and how it impacted more when the news of her brother's death which turned her to help the revolution of the Scarlet Guard. But once she was under the protection of the Scarlet Guard, it was obvious that some of the members of the Scarlet Guard wasn't particularly interested in Mare and Cal in which sort of set off this book.
BUT...I didn't enjoy this book than the first. It felt very slow when Mare and the team started to look for all the other newbloods. It just dragged so much through the book that I felt lost at how many people joined the fold. It felt like X Men First Class when Xavier and Magneto were recruiting new mutants but that only took up a small amount of in the film which was what I was hoping for in GS.
I felt Mare to be really annoying mostly. In the first book she was cunning and brave and selfless but in GS, she became sort of ruthless and crude. She wasn't the girl that I had remembered in RQ. And with her abilities, the book sort of made her feel like she was indestructible.
Her relationships were a bit useless, I felt that Mare couldn't make up her mind on who she wanted to be with. Her relationship with Kilorn was not that great, in RQ it was very sweet friendship who had a few things in common but it was pushed away due to the circumstances of events that happened and he drew away from her and just kept to himself(Which was like Winn and Kara in Supergirl). With Mare and Cal, I wished that they had more heart to heart scenes because it was falling into the break-up/make-up relationship where they would talk for a little bit and then not talk for an entire chapter.
To tell you the truth, I missed Maven and Queen Elara. They were barely in this book and I wanted to see more.
But that cliffhanger at the end was brutal because I really want to know what happened.
It felt much like the end of the Second season of The 100 when Clarke left everyone and ventured out on her own.
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