Glass Sword - Victoria Aveyard
Here is the Goodreads synopsis:
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.
**Any book review will most likely contain spoilers**
This book took me a lot longer to read than Red Queen. I liked this book but I just felt that every turn of the page something bad was about to happen. Which is not necessarily bad it is just that I was not ready for more drama with Maven to happen. This book just did not grab me in like Red Queen did.
Victoria Aveyard’s writing is enjoyable and I cannot wait for the next installment!!
Mare went off the deep end; she changed a lot in this book. Mare’s mindset was more enjoyable in Red Queen, but that was also before she was betrayed and marked for death all while feeling the weight of the world on her shoulders. Mare really showed no mercy towards Silvers, and she sometimes forgets that Cal is Silver. All of this is different for him. His goal is to vindicate himself and get back in control, while Mare is in the middle of inciting a civil war.
Mare’s actions after the Corros breakout were a little cold. Putting the Queens body on display could have waited. She needed to be there for her family. Just because in her mind she is explaining why she is doing something, does not necessarily justify her actions.
I really like both Cal and Kilorn. I have liked Cal and Mare since the first book, and I feel bad for Kilorn having to watch Cal and Mare. I want him to find someone who wants him.
Shade was one of my favorites, I hate that he died.
I really hope to see more growth in Mare in the next book.