Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Glass Sword

2.5 Stars


Book Info

Released: February 19 2016
Series: Red Queen #2
 

“There’s nothing to her that makes me fall in love with her or root for her. ”
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After reading the first book in the series and being a little meh about it, I decided to try the second book in audio just to see if it made a difference. GLASS SWORD picks up immediately where RED QUEEN ends. It begins right in the middle of the action and it actually doesn’t really seem to stop, which I think is a good thing.

However, even after finishing this book, I still don’t find myself connected with the characters. Not sure what it is about Mare but although she does have a good head on her shoulders most of the time, she seems almost too perfect. With her abilities, she is seen as this great big thing and unfortunately, I just don’t see her as a heroine. Even after everything, I feel like I don’t know her. There’s nothing to her that makes me fall in love with her or root for her. So that for me is the biggest downfall for this series.

Since I listened to the audio for this one I want to talk briefly about the narration. I haven’t tried any other book from this narrator and I’m not sure if I will again. I just felt like she was talking fast, almost to the point where she hardly took a breath. It felt like she was rushing to get the words out so she could get off the stage and go home. I know this is a fast-paced book anyway but I didn’t even have to increase the speed like I normally do to feel like things were moving too quickly. I think that played a part in making me feel like this story went by too fast.

Because of everything above, I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe this series isn’t for me. While I do think the writing is better than the first book, I don’t particularly see it as something earthshattering so I probably won’t continue this series.

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About Victoria Aveyard

Victoria Aveyard is an author and screenwriter, born and raised in a small town in Western Massachusetts. She has a BFA in Writing for Film & Television from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Her books include four #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling novels, two New York Times bestselling novellas, a New York Times bestselling short story collection.

She lives full-time in Los Angeles with her dog Indy. Realm Breaker, the first installment in her next young adult fantasy series comes out May 4th, 2021.

The Red Queen series is currently being translated into 41 languages and counting.

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Timitra

I’ll be avoiding this series, thanks for sharing your thoughts Annie

Bube

Better luck with the next read Annie 🙂

Elizabeth

thanks for the review

Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’ll be skipping these.

Oh bummer. Hearing mixed things about this one, but I still really liked book 1 so I will eventually read this one! Though I heard it had a killer cliffhanger, so I’ve been dragging my feet about it reading it so soon! LOL!