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.
Where do I start. This was by far Amazing. I could not put this down. It was like I was sucked in. I would love to see more books like this one:)
I really tried ....
.... but I’m done. I’ve suffered through two books of the completely unlikeable main character’s constant navel gazing between about how hard it is to be her and how great it is to be her. Yeah, we get it, you’re the lightening girl [eye roll].
First, Mare’s a perfect example of why certain folks should not have power over others. We’re constantly subjected to her inner thoughts of greatness—fail to show her respect and she’ll show you just how powerful she is—and her incessant whining about being a leader. Always eager to wield her power over others, even kill when it’s not necessary. And quick to threaten others for slights, real or imagined, she’s not someone who should have that kind of power.
Second, her mind-numbing inconsistency. I almost laughed when toward the end of book 2, as Mare is saying good-bye to her family (only a day after losing their son), Mare makes it all about her and how she doesn’t need the alone time with her family on the tarmac because she’s used to being on parade and watched all the time (poor little lightening girl). But right before that, we were subjected to pages of her boring mental angst of just needing some time alone to process her feelings. Why can’t everyone leave her alone! Good grief. And when I say pages, I mean full chapters devoted to What have I become? Why don’t people leave me alone? How dare they disrespect who I am—I will show them the power and might of the lightening girl! I am great! I am nothing. I am your leader! I’m just Mare from the Stilts. You will fear me!
Anyway, I’m out. I forced myself to finish Book 2 since I paid for it and I’ve never quit a series before, but it’s not worth it to struggle through another book of lightening girl’s diary.
It was good but not the best
Ok so after reading the Red Queen this was a bit of a disappointment and like tbh I didn’t like it that much but it was still really good. You meet a lot of new characters in this book as they are recruiting more like red bloods with sliver abilities so that’s cool. But like this book reminds me a lot of Mockingjay (the last book in hunger games) because like they are on an island that is a secret from the silvers and like yea, so it wasn’t like a new thing.