Red Queen #2 Sværd af Glas
Title: Glass Sword
Series: Red Queen #2
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Published in English: 2016
Dansk titel: Sværd af Glas
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2017
Finished Reading: Januar 2019
Genre: YA, fantasy & Dystopian
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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?
This book picks up right where we left the characters in the first. I thought that this book would knock my socks off but frankly, I was left wanting more. This book was so different from the first and so I had a hard time finishing this book because of that. The plot was okay; maybe a little repetitive for my taste but my main problem is our main character! Mare’s personality is very different from the first, and I’d actually call her terrible. I gave up middle way in order to figure out where the change came from. The characters develop toward a direction that I don’t care for. I begin caring less and less for what happens to them since they are lacking appeal.
The more I think about the book as a whole the more I dislike what I read. I have a hard time figuring out why people like this installment.
The whole book has one main focus and as it progresses, the characters develop in not so great ways.
I’m still going to read the next one for sure since the ending left with the biggest cliffhanger of all time, but probably with less enthusiasm than with this because clearly I’m going to be disappointed.
If the first book was yin then this is yang. Black and white. Cold and Warm.
I’m torn between 3 and 3 1/2