Book Review – Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard


Title: Glass Sword (2nd installment of the Red Queen trilogy.)

Author: Victoria Aveyard 

Published: 2016

Reading Timeline: 25 Feb – 4 March 2016


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 always try my best to give a spoiler-free review! So you can enjoy reading the book and my review with ease :))



Okay. I’m always honest in my blog posts so I’m just going to shoot. Glass Sword is NO WAY better than Red Queen, and it’s kind of disappointing.

It surprisingly took me quite a while to read this actually… Red Queen to me about a few days whereas Glass Sword took me more than a week.

Plot: The plot is wonderful as always. But, not as impactful and fast pace as Red Queen. The plot kind of drags thin at some parts as though there’s nothing more to say. The last few chapters though, finally did something to me. (No spoilers as usual, but it’ll be a ‘NOOO!’)

Characters: Hmmmm.. Is it just me? Or are the character not described as detailed as before? Like, I almost forgot that I should have some emotional connection with them but I have none. Their feelings are not as detailed as before and you would forget about them being human at times. Bummer!

Generally, I didn’t like it as much as the first installment but I’m still glad that I’ve read it 🙂

If this was Victoria Aveyard’s debut book though, I would’ve hated it. Luckily there’s Red Queen, with me already in love with their world.

Hope the next and finale (?) installment wouldn’t be as disapponting as this! Still love it, but not as attached with the characters and story line 🙂 (In short, not really a lot of feels). 

My rating: 

Awesome or nah:


3.5 Newbloods out of 5.


Have a wonderful day!

Love, JiaMing ❤️