Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2) by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)  by Victoria Aveyard

I have to say, I liked the first one, but did not think it was great, so I was hoping that this next one would  break the second book curse and make it worth it. It was not. I have to say, the beginning was really tough to get through. It was just so cheesy. Every other line was “I found my inner strength to carry on” and “I had to push them away, and it was for their own good, my guilt is all I need”. Even though that was not exactly what it said, that was basically the message that came across in every single page, and it was annoying. I can understand some of that type of stuff, but there was just too much of it. Once I was able to get past that, which was just about the first half of the book, it got better. Maybe I had become desensitized to it, or there was just less of it, but it was faster to read. This was also when the plot got interesting, but not due to any character development. It was just because plans were coming together. The characters were lacking depth, because most of the time it was just Mare summarizing what she thought they were doing or hiding from her. There was never any chance or enough explanation for the reader to have their own thoughts about the characters. On top of that I felt that the personalities of the characters were inconsistent. A better and more reflective name of the book, in my opinion, would be “Shattering Mirror”. This is because the whole book is about Mare falling apart and barely keeping it together all while reflecting on what she has to do next. Yes, the plot is continuing, but it still just feels like a Mare pity pit. The one good thing that I can say about it, is that the ending is great. It is a really good cliff hanger that is good enough to make me want to read the next one despite all the other things that I did not like about this book. Once I finished it, I also felt myself missing some of the lesser characters that got more development then the main ones. Overall I would recommend this to anyone who liked The Young Elites by Marie Lu, but they would have to get past the flaws in the writing.


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