The #1 New York Times bestselling series!
Perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series, Glass Sword is the high-stakes follow up to the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen.
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?
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In this startling follow-up to her debut, Aveyard sends readers hurtling back into the world of Red Queen with a fierce battle scene, reunions with old friends, and a story arc fraught with deception and betrayal. The powerful Silvers continue their reign, but the Red rebellion is rising, led by Mare Barrow. She plans to track down other mutant "newbloods" like herself to form an army capable of defeating the crown. Collecting newbloods is dangerous work, and the death toll mounts in a race against King Maven, a manipulative man who is slaughtering the mutants in a bid to force Mare back under his control. The story exposes painful truths about real-life bias and bigotry as well as the brutal costs of war, and children are not always spared gruesome fates. At the epicenter, Mare is an exquisitely flawed heroine who at times gives into her basest desires for revenge, raising questions about her own morality and revealing striking similarities to Queen Elara, whom she so despises. A cliffhanger finale should leave fans anxiously awaiting the next installment. Ages 13 up.
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I was a fan of the first book so when this one came out I naturally planned to devour it in a day or two. As I started reading I found myself getting bored and finding excuses to stop reading and to avoid starting up again. I finally finished but it was a drag. The characters slowly become consumed with anger and depression making it almost unbearable to listen to their constant grieving and arguments. Even the romance between Cal and Mare has gone bitter taking on a sour and desperate feel that isn't enjoyable to read about. It isn't the worst book out there but I was hoping for better.
I really wish more people would read the red queen !! Love the first book
Between the little to no character development, shallow narration and exploration of the world the story takes place in and the terrible writing, I feel like I am reading a high school kids first book. It literally reads like someone tries to mash Game of thrones' death count, Hunger games, and divergent. Simply terrible.