Glass Sword (Red Queen #2)

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
The second book in the Red Queen series.
444 Pages.
My Rating – 3*/5*
“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.”

I left such a big gap between reading Red Queen and Glass Sword that I sorta forgot what happened, which I guess wasn’t really  bad thing. I didn’t enjoy Red Queen that much, it had the possibility to have been one of my favourite books but fell short with the MC and a few other things that I didn’t enjoy. I know, you are thinking, so why carry on Katherine? Weeeellll, I wanted it to be good, I really did as the general plot of this story sounds so wonderful 🙁

Of course I was wrong, I think I enjoyed this book about the exact same as I did Red Queen, which is a shame because I do want to like it, I really do.

If you didn’t enjoy the first book in this instalment I doubt very much you will enjoy this second book, my main issue with the book is unfortunately Mare Barrow,  she is as unlikable as she is in the first book, maybe even more so which I didn’t even feel like was possible but, guess what. It was!

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

So, let’s talk about Mare Barrow and a few reasons that I don’t like her….

♦ She deems herself “more valuable” that anyone else in this book. I’m sorry. What? Who are you to say that your life is more valuable than anyone else’s? No thank you.

♦ How she treats the people she’s supposed to “love”. Sorry, but Cal and her brothers still put up with her even what she has done and the things she says.

♦ She is so stupid. She thinks everyone else is stupid but she’s the worst of them all, she is reckless and her decisions effect not just her but she does them anyway. She aggravates me SO much.

I know, I know.
So why carry on?

Other than Mare I have no real issues with anyone else. Heck I quite like some of them such as Cal and Kilorn and why they scrabble for her affection all the time considering she doesn’t treat either of them with much respect let alone affection confuses me.

“Strange, my enemies know me best, and my family doesn’t know me at all.”

This book was action packed which was good and we were introduced to a lot more characters which isn’t a great thing since we don’t get to learn a lot about all of them which was a shame as I really wanted to find out more about their backstories, they seemed so interesting.

But yeah, basically.
If Mare Barrow wasn’t in this book I would LOVE it.

Will I carry on?
Possibly, I feel like i’ve come this far I probably should.
I do love Cal after all…..

If you’ve read it I would love to see what you thought in the comments below 🙂

Red Queen Review – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1290556578?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

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