Series: Red Queen #2
Published by HarperTeen on February 9th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Dystopian, Young Adult
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.
Glass Sword started slow for me, especially considering how much I felt like I was hanging at the end of Red Queen. Once it got going though, I loved the plot and am excited to see how the army of new bloods will handle the MAJOR twist at the end… definitely a cliff hanger kind of series!
I have to say, I’m not sure I like Mare right now, but I also don’t think I’m supposed to. She’s been going through so much and the development is strong – it’s just not necessarily all positive. I love that this is one of those series where bad things happen and you never know how things will end. Just because someone is important doesn’t mean they are safe… lots of twists and surprises to keep you on your toes.
I really need to get my hands on the next book…. and I believe book 4 is out soon too!
Glass Sword was a slow starter for Berls, but it picked up! 3.5/5 stars! #review Click To Tweet