Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)Spoiler-Free Review

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction>Dystopia

Note: Although this book is spoiler-free, it will obviously  contain spoilers from Book 1 (Red Queen) so if you have not read it yet, make sure you do and come back here after you are done. Also, if you are interested on reading my book review regarding Book 1, you may click here.

Blurb taken 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?

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Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Orion
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Science Fiction> Dystopia, Romance
Pages: 383


The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

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