REVIEW: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

WARNING: If you’ve yet to read Red Queen proceed with caution. I can’t promise you won’t run into a spoiler for the first book. However, if you have read Red Queen proceed ahead worry free because I promise I won’t have spoiled anything.

Title: Glass Sword (Red Queen #2)

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Dystopia, Romance

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 444


Synopsis (source):

“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?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.”

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Teaser Tuesday #6

I’m finally on Glass Sword! When I first read Red Queen last year this was one of my most anticipated reads for 2016. It still is, I just got caught up in other stuff and never got around to reading it when it first released. I’m getting to it now! I also really hope I don’t spoil anything for myself while doing this teaser haha.

My Review/Recommendation for Red Queen [here]

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB from Books And A Beat!


“I cling to Cal, Kilorn, Shade, to saving all the newbloods I can, because I am afraid of waking up to emptiness, to a place where my friends and family are gone and I am nothing but a single bolt of lighting in the blackness of a lonely storm. 

If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.”

-Page 250, Hardcover, Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard


I hope you all have a lovely Tuesday! 🙂

What book are you currently reading? Post a little teaser in the comments if you want to/are able to.



Recommendation: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


Title: Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Dystopia, Romance

My Rating:4shootingstarrating 

Synopsis (source):

“This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.”

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Teaser Tuesday #3

It’s Teaser Tuesday time again! I’m enjoying this a lot because of the fact that it keeps me reading a book a week consistently. This week I’m rereading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard so that I can finally get around to reading Glass Sword. I definitely need the refresher because it’s been about a year if not longer since I read the first book and I hate going into sequels and not having a clue what is going on because of the fact that it was so long since I read the previous book. Anyway, I’m loving it as much as I did the first time around and I plan on writing up a review for it once I’m finished since I never formally reviewed it. 🙂

I hope you’re all having a lovely Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB from Books And A Beat!

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“But I can’t control anything. Not my future, not my thoughts, not even this ability that is the root of all my troubles.”

-Page 141, hardcover, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard



What are you guys currently reading?

Post a little teaser in comments if you want to/are able to. 🙂