I would start my book review of Glass sword by Victoria Aveyard with quoting a phrase from the book itself
“If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.” Ironically the phrase demonstrates the book in a lot many ways. I am not saying that the sequel of Red Queen is any bad but just that i can see formations of crack which can be fatal for the series from hereon
Book : Glass Sword ( Red Queen #2)
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Official Synopsis: 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 wants to control.
Pursued by the vengeful Silver king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join the rebellion. 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?
Read on The Review
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard is the Second book in the Red Queen trilogy and by the second book, things have changed drastically. Characters are all in a different state of mind. The good ones have started to show traits of going bad and the characters that you least expected to be any good are showing up with more goodness than imagined. Glass Sword is where you see the true traits of the characters especially Mare Barrow who is forced to perform in the role of a true revolutionary and the book basically deals with how she is coping with this huge responsibility all of a sudden.
The book did open well and picked up perfectly from where it was left in the last book. The other aspects are all intact just like the previous book like the huge array of strong characters and with equal and nice length to each of them. None of the characters comes and goes without relevance and each characters are well defined. The plot moves at a considerable pace but not the best. One of the best part is that the second book had a lot of surprises which kept breathing life into the book.
Remember how i told in the review of the first book that the whole setting of the dystopian world was lacking but was fine enough because you could understand everything that was going on? well then for this book it acts oppositely. Every lacking details comes haunting to you in this book where the plot is literally taking you around the dystopian world of Red Queen and you are kind of left in the air trying to get a steady ground because the whole geography, the neighbouring lands and people they keep referring in the book, all seems alien to you and hard to picture because the required intro to these places and people are all lacking. The other aspect is the inner monologues. The book delves into a lot of inner monologues and kind of hampers the pace by a notch but thankfully it isn’t too bad enough to take down the book but if it sticks to elaborated inner monologues then the series can seriously start cracking
For the conclusion of Book review of Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard I would say that The fire with which the series started seems to be mellowing down a bit with the second book kind of running low on pace. Everything else was perfect for me. from the characters to the sub plots to the events, language everything was good but the only thing was the pace which kind of slows down because of inner monologues.
Also check out the review of the first book Red Queen