If there's one thing Mare Barrow knows, it's that she's different. 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?
My review - I didn't think it would get better than Red Queen, for me, most of the time the first book in a series is always the best but then Glass Sword comes along and blows Red Queen right out of the park.
It's that good.
If you haven't started this series yet, then I suggest you do and then you can read Glass Sword and feel how I'm feeling.
I read this book a week ago and it has been hard for me to write down my review with out going crazy.
In Red Queen we follow Mara, she is a red blood. In her world there are two different bloods, Red and Silver. The Silver bloods are above the Reds and they also have abilities, so when Mara finds herself working in the Silvers castle she has no idea how her life is going to change and how, in her world, it is dangerous for her, and with the events that happened at the end of that book I was dying for Glass Sword so, as soon as I got it I devoured it in one sitting, it exceeded my expectations. I won't spoil what happened at the end of Red Queen or what happens in Glass Sword but, it was fantastic.
First things first, I need a book from Maven's POV, badly. With what happens with him in the books and near the end of Glass Sword I would love to know what was going through his mind during these events.
I really think Mara has grown as a character. Yes, she sometimes fails but she wasn't ready for any of this and had to learn things quickly to be able to stop the Queen from getting her way.
I don't care for Cal. I liked him in Red Queen but after Glass Sword I feel like he's just meh. There is a lot more going on in these stories that I don't really care for the guy.
Other than that this book was brilliant, fantastic, outstanding and just basically amazing! It had me gripped from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down until I finished it...(even when I had to work)
Victoria is an amazing author and I cannot wait to see where she goes with this series and whatever she writes in the future!