Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard is the second book in the Red Queen series. I read Red Queen earlier this year, you can read my review here, and now I picked up Glass Sword to see how the story continued.
I wanted to like this book but it never caught my interest. I never felt connected to the characters, especially not to the main character, which affects my reading experience a lot.
This book has a cool story and there’s a lot of action going on there’s nothing wrong on that end. Aveyard has created an intricate world that continues to be revealed to us readers throughout the books and continues to expand the story. The plot and story were not what I had problems with when reading this book.
I would have liked more interactions between the main characters to build the story. A lot of it is through her own assumptions and when we do get hinted at close relations it’s explained in a couple of sentences. I know, maybe it’s not supposed to be a book about love, but please let Mare feel more and let us take part of the sides of her that makes her more “human”. I all ready from the start got a bad impression thinking “Was she this overconfident and full of herself in the first book?”. This feeling unfortunately stayed with me throughout the book.
All in all it is a good book filled with action and thrilling adventures, the plot is creative and I really liked it. It was just the writing style that didn’t click with me. I probably won’t be reading the next book in this series.
The design is just as awesome as the first book. The physical book has a sheen to it that makes it look icy. It’s very well done!