Glass Sword is the second book in the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard. The action in this book picks up right after the explosive ending of Red Queen. Mare Barrow is now on the run from Maven who has become the Silver King after betraying everyone. Mare is making it a mission to hunt down other “new bloods” like herself before the King kills them all off or captures and controls them as they had with her when it was discovered she had Silver abilities.
For me when I was finished with Red Queen I think the explosive ending and betrayal in the first book really made the whole story and raised my rating and interest in the series. The story had a slow pace to it but while learning of the world and abilities I found myself intrigued enough to want to keep reading and then the ending was one of the shocking oh my what’s going to happen now ones that really gets you.
Unfortunately with Glass Sword the story is still an incredibly slow paced read that I struggled all throughout to even want to continue reading. The start of the book was a bit exciting picking up where we’d left off and a faster pace but it didn’t take too long to slow down and start losing my interest. Now that I know the world I would just sit reading and waiting for something amazing and I just never found it in this second book.
There are several parts throughout the read that I would perk up and think oh now we are getting somewhere but then they just seem to fizzle out and not amount to much. The whole Maven is bad now and we need to gather the troops to defend against him dragged on and on and while I hoped for another great ending I just didn’t get that either. The end of this one is just kind of depressing and blah in my opinion.
Overall, I’m sure some will love this series but for me I just felt it wasn’t bringing anything new or exciting to the table in this second book and found myself rather bored throughout.