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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Review: Glass Sword

Glass Sword Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard is a bad ya dystopian fantasy.

Summery from Goodreads:
If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

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?

I really wanted to quit this book halfway through. It wasn't moving, and the only thing keeping me going was the hope that there was going to be a better ending.

Mare was a snotty little brat in this book. She didn't care about anyone but herself, and got herself into messes way worse than she should have. She made stupid mistakes that made me want to kill her. I thought her personality changed a lot from Red Queen to this.
Cal was a good character who sometimes confused me. He wanted fully to help Mare, but was still a strong supporter of Silvers.
Maven was just weird. He had it out for Mare from the very beginning, and I don't think it is possible to change that much in a few weeks-days.

I thought the whole battle was useless. I mean, couldn't you just tell the world that there were a bunch of special bloods, and have them come to you instead of getting in this mess. It was pretty pointless.

The book moved at way too slow of a pace. A single day could last fifty pages, and that is too long in my opinion. I am one of those people who likes description, but not too much. I feel like Victoria Aveyard was just trying to make the book longer.

Finally, there was no real relatable character. No one could just be good or bad, but kept switching. I know the world isn't black and white, but it isn't that many shades of grey. I would have liked to see some good guys and some bad guys.

I read Red Queen and had mixed feelings about it. I am disappointed I continued the series.

The ending was a real surprise, and will make me want to MAYBE just start the next book to see what happens.

Overall, this book was a big disappointment.

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