Welcome to our stop on Glass Sword tour for Victoria Aveyard. This tour is hosted by Me, My Shelf and I.
Red Queen #2
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: February 9th 2016
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?
"Kneel or bleed"
What a great tag line. A tag that follows the story to the very end.
If you read the Red Queen, then you know Mare, Cal and the gang are on the run. On Glass Sword, we are presented with new adventures, characters and twits. Although all these were good, most were predictable. However, I really liked the last one. Even if I am not fan of this character, I do not want to name, due to obvious reasons. All I have to say to this person is, well played.
In Glass Sword, Mare is still on the run. We follow her with her struggles, her inner demons and her challenges. She is trying her best to keep everyone safe. I need to give her props for this. The girl did not give up, even if life is not fair with her. She was very determined to make a difference and to proof her points.
Cal is just there. He's following orders while also fighting his inner demons. I do not blame him as his entire world is turned upside down. As for Maven... Yeah, he is still evil as ever. He is so clever and is always one step ahead. The man has great strategies.
Glass Sword was an interesting sequel. One moment you are reading about a fight, the next, within sentences, things are fine. It was giving me a whiplash. I had to re-read parts to make sure I did not miss anything. Then there were explainable moments, in which left me dumbfounded. I hope these are given reasons and explanations on the next book.
Overall, Glass Sword was interesting enough to finish the story. It was predictable yet the last section had you like "Heck yeah! Something is about to go down", which something or someone went down... *wink eye* Also, I feel the story is a combination of so many stories I've read before, hence why I think it's predictable. However, with the way things are going, I think I choosing Team Maven! He is such a complex character and I am looking forward to read his next step.
Currently I’m revising the second book in the RED QUEEN series, along with pursuing other projects in literature and film. My proudest achievements are riding a horse in the mountains of Montana and navigating from London to Edinburgh without GPS.
One winner will get a RED QUEEN Prize pack from HarperTeen, which includes:
- 1 Physical Copy of CRUEL CROWN (0.1 & 0.2 Red Queen)
- 1 Red Queen foam sword that reads “Kneel or Bleed”
- 1 Scarlet Guard scarf
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