Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Published by: HarperTeen on February 9th, 2016
Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy
Find It: Goodreads
Rating: 2 Stars
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.
Picking up exactly where Red Queen left off, Glass Sword promised to be as action-packed and thrilling as its predecessor. Poor pacing, where the plot seemed to be stuck on repeat. Even poorer characterization. Both kept me from fully enjoying the few good things Glass Sword did have to offer.