Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard
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 feel like this book suffered a bit from middle book syndrome. I really liked the first book, so expected a lot from its sequel. While I enjoyed this book, it just wasn’t as good as the first.
This book didn’t captivate me as much as its predecessor did. I even zoned out at times and had to go back and re-read parts. Not a sign of a great read! Having said that, though, I do still think this book had a good story. I’m not really sure what it was that wasn’t as interesting about this book for me. I mean, I guess a lot of the book was spent with Mare and her crew tracking down other newbloods, so not a whole lot happened to progress the story throughout most of the book. That’s a good reason I suppose.
The ending, however, was crazy and I can’t wait to get my hands on the third book!
Best Aspect: Creativity/World-building
Worst Aspect: Romance