Review: Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard

I loved Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. LOVED it. I gave it FIVE FREAKING STARS on Goodreads. I was actually surprised at just how much I enjoyed it…although the twist right at the end broke my heart, I’m not gonna lie. So I went into Glass Sword expecting another great ride.

I borrowed the audiobook from Overdrive and was ready for more Mare Barrow and company.

Oh man. Oooh man. I was so disappointed. One star.

Without giving anything away, this entire book came across as whiny and melodramatic. ‘Well, she’s a teenager,’ I told myself, so maybe Aveyard is actually doing a wonderful job at capturing teenage angst at its most annoying. Maybe… but that doesn’t make it an enjoyable read.

Gone was the brave girl. Gone were the interesting character interactions. All I heard was basically: “I don’t trust him… I trust him.” “I hate him… I love him.” “We can do this… We’re all going to die.” “I miss him… I will kill him.”


Mare was just miserable. Again, maybe the author is actually an evil genius- destroying her character only to have her rise back up, like a Phoenix from the ashes of the book I wish I had a copy of to burn. From what I’ve heard, book three gets better. Maybe I’ll read it. But for now, I need a break.

Have you read this series? What did you think of Glass Sword? Drop me a comment and let me know.

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