Hi Bookish People,
Welcome to the Picnic! Today I am going to be reviewing Glass Sword! This will be Non-Spoiler for Glass Sword but will include SPOILERS for Red Queen. I am also going to be writing my review titles differently above. I hope you guys like it! I also finally found out how to STOP the text highlighting so now I won't have too many mishaps hopefully! This week I will be posting a review a day aswell until Friday and on Friday I will have one of my first discussion posts up!
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Published by Hachette Australia
Thanks so much to Hachette Australia for providing me with a physical review copy! Please remember that this doesn't and will not ever affect my opinion of this book.
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 tries to control.
The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from the prince and friend who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.
Pursued by the Silver 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?
******3.5 out of 5 STARS*******
This review is going to be non-spoiler for GLASS SWORD. BUT it WILL include any spoilers for the first book, Red Queen.
The plot in this book was non-stop action. The characters rarely received downtime and were constantly fighting or exploring. I must admit to feeling a bit let down with the whole storyline. It was really simple (which you guys all know I normally like) but it was basically Mare finding all of the other newbloods and being chased by Maven. If not for the poorly written action scenes I think that maybe I could've rated this book a little higher! Unfortunately, the action scenes included in this book were too detailed and confusing and I found it really hard to focus and understand what was happening.
What was let down in the plot was mainly made up to me in the characters. Mare definitely developed as a character. She became confident in her abilities as well as independent. Although she didn't always develop positively (she also became slightly too self centered) it was still great to have Victoria show character development and make her character more three dimensional. Mare was written as a leader but she often confused readers. For example: throughout the book, Mare is called a leader by others, yet she denies the name of the role constantly and says that is not what she is. But, when we read about Mare's thoughts and when other people doubt who's in charge, it is clear to see that she thinks she's a leader.
Mare and Cal's relationship is so refreshing in dystopian YA. They have difficulties and not everything is perfect. I'm so glad to see that Victoria has written these characters not to be perfect, and there relationship to have some difficulties.
+ That the newbloods each had different powers as well as that they were different ages.
+ That Cameron (a newblood) didn't want to come with Mare unlike others.
+ The fear Mare and others share towards the end.
+The Relationships in this book are awesome.
+The paperback copy of this book feels great.
+Mare likes fish.
Thanks for reading x