Title: Red Queen & Glass Sword
Series: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Genre: Young Adult & Fantasy
Release Date: February 10, 2015 & February 9, 2016
Well this series had a TON of potential to start off with. I liked Mare a lot, I thought, “yes! This could be another great heroine” because let’s face it, the book world could always use more badass female characters to look up to and inspire others. I actually gave Red Queen 4 stars, because its interesting and has the potential to be the next big fantasy epic. Unfortunately, I was extremely disappointed with how it turned out. Mare had the opportunity to be an epic character, instead she makes the same mistakes over and over again and needs to be saved by the many males around her. I kept expecting her to finally save herself and use that impressive electricity of hers but then the end of the book happened and I was left wondering what went wrong and extremely unsatisfied. Now I know that others have read and loved this series, but it just didn’t work for me. 🤷♀️
Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.
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.
Red Queen: http://bit.ly/2VXqDYM
Glass Sword: http://bit.ly/2QTAElH