Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Release Date: February 9th, 2016
I will admit that I waited for several months after Red Queen came out to pick it up. I could tell that it was going to be the type of YA Fantasy that was going to be just up my alley, but after being burned by Catching Fire year ago I had made a rule for myself: I will not read books that look like they are going to be trilogies until all 3 installations have been released. Fast forward 3 months after it’s release and I break down and get the book and burn through it in about 48 hours. Welp there I am in the same position, anxiously awaiting a book for months on end. Waiting out a new book in a series is nothing new to me. Every year for the last decade I have awaited December or January for my favorite author Maria V Snyder to release a new novel. But it is never easy when you want to just return to a world and a story you have fallen in love with. Until finally the day comes and it’s Glass Sword release day!
Now the saddest part of my read of Glass Sword was that it took me a good 10 or 11 days, which for this book blogger/bookstagrammer is a loooonnnnnnng time. But, adulting is hard and the show I’m working is opening in 2 days, so that was how it went. The only upside to it taking me 10 days instead of 1 to read it? That is 9 days less I have to wait until the next book. Because OH MY GOD I NEED IT! Glass Sword was a fantastic novel with just the right amount of action sprinkled in with plot development. It had a great pace and never at any point did it feel like it dragged on through too much dialogue or too much action. And on that point all of the action felt as though it served a purpose. It was not just there to fill space or show that, yes, this is a fight and we need to remember all fights are bloody. Every single death had a meaning and a purpose behind it, on both sides of the fight.
I will say this: it is so easy to get constantly irritated at Mare. There are so many times that I just want to shake her and yell at her for being crazy. But there was really a feeling that by the end of the novel she had grown, but the getting there was not easy.
I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone that has a love of YA dystopian or YA Fantasy. But, as always, read the first book first.
4.5/5 Stars ❤