By Victoria Aveyard
HarperTeen, 2016. 464 pgs. Young Adult Fiction
Glass Sword is book two in Aveyard’s Red Queen series. If you still haven’t finished Red Queen, then this is your warning! Spoilers ahead!
Glass Sword picks up right where Red Queen ends, in the middle of an epic chase; the newly crowned King Maven is still determined to capture Mare, Cal, and a rebel group called The Scarlet Guard. Barely staying one step ahead of King Maven, Mare sets off on a mission to find other "newbloods" – reds like Mare who have silver abilities. Mare knows she needs to find these people before King Maven does, but that task is near impossible because she still doesn’t know who she can trust.
Even though this book starts off with a lot of action, I didn't find it nearly as gripping as Red Queen. However, once I switched to listening to the audiobook, I had absolutely no problem finishing it. I especially enjoyed the side story between Farley and Shade, as well as the introduction of so many new characters with interesting abilities. For a moment, I felt like I'd left Norta and found my way to Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. If you liked the first book in this series, you won't be disappointed with the second!