Review: Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard

Welcome to the second installment of the Red Queen series.  The Glass Sword takes off from where Red Queen left us.  Cal and Mare are now with the rebel front but only one of them is trusted and wanting to participate. For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

23174274Book Blurb:

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

Review:

Mare and Cal have now found themselves with the rebel front. Cal is reluctant to participate but he feels he has no other choice.  Mare is now fully committed.  She knows what Maven has planned and now her goal is to stop him and save people like her.  As she goes deeper into the rebellion and saves more people she will start to question how her choices have begun to affect those around her.  When her biggest risks costs more than she expects will she be able to pull herself out of the darkness or let it consume her? Will her heart let her accept and trust Cal or will Maven win in a way that can destroy Mare?

I must say this sequel out did all of my expectations.  It left me with a horrible book hangover and a broken heart.  In the Glass Sword, Victoria Aveyard takes the reader further into Mare’s world.  With the rebellion and the new mission to find more of her kind this story becomes intrigal to the world itself.  The characters of Cal and Maren become more complex as does their relationship.  Though with this book the reader will really experience heart break on many levels.  The writing and story is told so well that you will forget that most of these characters are only teenagers and not the adults that they must act like.  In all, this book has solidified the world of the Red Queen and will leave you sad, heart broken and dying for the next book in the series.

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