If there's one thing Mare Barrow knows, it's that she's different.
Mare's blood is Red - the colour 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 the prince and friend who betrayed her, Mare uncovers som...more
"Mare, I am very afraid for you. Things have been done to you, things no person should suffer. You've seen horrible things, done horrible things, and they will change you. I'm so afraid for what you could be, if given the wrong chance."
Enter the world of shades of gray. No charact ...more
And I am revealed for exactly what I am - a particularly stupid fish, moving from hook to hook, never learning my lesson.
^This is a pretty good summary of the whole book.
I know some people will not like that I tried Glass Sword after being really disappointed with Red Queen, but I've had a lot of luck with sequels lately. My dislike for first books like Cinder and The Winner's Curse turned into love for the later books in the series. So I thought I'd give Aveyard a second chance.
No disrespec ...more
After long consideration I decided to not start 'Glass Sword' and quit this series instead - the reviews released so far mention the lack of the two things I was looking forward to in GS, action and Maven, and I do not see the point of picking it up, if I'll only get disappointed.
Still rooting for Mare and Maven.
Reds, you're going down.
Maven and Adam
(THAT is a ship I can get on board with.)
P.S: Please note I do love Mare. I just love chaos more. ...more
Rarely, (and I mean rarely) do I abhor a book to its very core.
In an effort to give some structure to my upcoming rant, I will limit myself to the things I disliked the most: The title, the writing and (of course) how our heroine is actually a terrible, horrible person.
I literally cannot get over this title. So much over-the-top symbolism... but not in the way the author wanted.
All I took away from it was, my God. How useless.
Anything is better than a glass sword. A wooden o ...more
“Attend to your own fate, Mare Barrow.”
“And that is?”
“To rise. And rise alone.”
As I sat wallowing in self-pity, speechless, angry at this cruel world, I had a revelation -- Victoria Aveyard enjoys being an evil mastermind. She enjoys making me laugh, fall in love with countless characters at the same time and then drown into an endless puddle of my own tears. And she does it with such glorious creativity that, even though my heart is breaking ...more
After I finished Red Queen , I suspected there would be a large problem with the sequel: too many characters and details. I was correct that I wouldn't remember them because the author just launches into the story here without as much as a previously on to refresh the audience with the story and cast. This works against the story from the very beginning, because unless the reader just finished the first book, it's all a very confusing game of catch up.
Adding to that confus ...more
“If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.”
I would be more than willing to be the one who shatters you and stomps on your pieces, insufferable lightning girl!
I swear I have no idea how I managed to finish Glass Sword. I'm not saying this because I found the plot slow like I read on many reviews, or because it suffered from second-book-syndrome, but because for the first time in my life I wanted to physically hurt the heroine with such a see ...more
It’s really hard to talk about Glass Sword without giving away spoilers but anyway the whole point of the book i ...more
This review can also be found on my blog, Dana and the Books.
Holy hell, that ending. That last chapter. That last sentence.
Glass Sword was one of my most anticipated 2016 reads and it completely lived up to the hype, making it a fantastic sequel to Red Queen.
Without giving away spoilers, Glass Sword started right in the action, basically right where Red Queen left off. The main focus of Glass Sword is to search for and recruit others like Mare Barrow for the uprising against Silver ...more
Completely and totally not worth the money. Luckily I borrowed a copy. I could not bring myself to spend money on this and boy am I glad I went with my instincts on this one. What a fucking terrible book.
If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.
I'm really not exaggerating when I say I hated this. I strongly disliked Red Queen but there were enjoyable moments. But while reading Glass Sword I could literally feel my life ebbing aw ...more
Warning: review must be read till the ending to understand the stars...........
I'm not sure what made me feel negative towards this book from the beginning. I guess you really shouldn't read the reviews for a book before you've read it yourself, especially if you're planning on reading the book either way. Since I opened the first page I had a sense of distaste towards it, that continued until page 200 or so. To be very h ...more
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.
this isnt as captivating as the ‘red queen’ (because of the aforementioned issues with boredom) but, because of that ending, i have my fingers crossed that the story can be redeemed in the next book. maybe this is just an unfortunate case of a sophomore slump, so im not giving ...more
Oh, and while Maven is interesting as a villain, he is no Darkling (my poor poor baby). With that said, I'm TEAM CAL ALL THE WAY BABY. YA GOTTA LOVE AN HONORABLE AND POWERFUL MAN IN UNIFORM.
A little opinion of mine on why Maven will never be in the same category as the Darkling or Warner.
The Darkling is a villain who believes with all his heart that he is saving the Grisha and freeing the population from a tyrant (sadly he doesn't see that he's become a tyrant ...more
Ahem, thank you for bearing with me for that little intro.
Now. Let me just get this straight.
The first book was AMAZING. Superb even.
But this book? What a bummer.
You know when you have a balloon and it slowly loses it's air? The noise it makes? Like:
That was me this entire time. In the beginning, I was like "OMG, this book is going to be great!" But then, later on, I'm just kind of like "meh."
Anyway, back to what I was saying. The first book was great. ...more
Finally done with this mess. This is the most boring book I have read in my life and I rather watch paint try. An annoying main character did not help either.
Shoutout to Maven's bish for suffering with me. Almost DNF a lot of times but held on because of this buddy read.
I’ve never 1 stared a book. I usually DNF books that I’m not enjoying but I kept reading this especially because people told me it gets better at the end but the end wasn’t enough for me to rate this book any higher ...more
"If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, beginning to shatter."This book ruined my life.
I HATED it.
But I LOVED it all the same.
I know that people either hate or love Red Queen but I really do believe that this series is slowing becoming its own. Red Queen was far from original and I still had lots of X-Men and Hunger Game vibes while reading Glass Sword but I still enjoyed this book nonetheless and I'm really looking forward to seeing this series evolve even more as the later bo ...more
Sequels have always been very crucial in a series because they can either be a success, a failure, or in between. Thankfully, this sequel fell to the success side.
Red Queen ended up with a promise. Glass Sword started off by fulfilling that promise.
It's actually hard not to love this book because first and foremost, everything started with a BANG! Lots of actions were already ...more
Just to pre-warn everyone, I'm in a bit of a ranty mode.
I've finally had to call it quits. I just feel so let down by Glass Sword after Red Queen was so good. Understandably after the way things turned out in the first book, it had to change direction. But how much it did, I just wasn't impressed. This book had so much potential. It's taken me FIVE days to read nearly 300 pages. That isn't like me at all.
My issues with this book are solely around Mare... I just didn't like he ...more
“Anyone, anything, can betray anyone. Even your own heart.”
-In the entire book, Mare was annoying. How all the heroines I read lately are so stupid? I understand she feels betrayed for what Maven did but....but ...... She kisses Cal and then she thinks Maven....
“I miss him,” I whisper, enable to hold Cal’s gaze. “I miss who I thought he was.”
- Kilorn is in love with Mare... I knew it.. He is a nice guy but noooo... #teamCal forever <3
- Shade and Farley
I wanted more of ...more
Although this time around Mare and Cal seemed to grow closer, there still wasn't enough romance for me. I enjoyed the action and adventure, but I craved a deeper, more emotional ...more
9.5 out of 10
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Genre: fantasy, dystopia, YA
Stuff: civil war, war, superpowers, usurper, Silvers vs. Reds
WOW: writing-style, relationships between characters
POV: 1st-person, fem ...more
I was irritated with Mare the main character the whole time. It could be due to the fact that she keeps repeating how much of a weapon she is, and how she will destroy the world if she releases all her po ...more
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I wrote the #1 NYT bestselling series RED QUEEN and my next series, REALM BREAKER, will be out in May 2021.
The genres I'm into include YA, Fantasy, Historical, Adventure, Apocalyptic - if people are dying, I'm buying. ...more