By Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Pages: 440
Rated: 4.5 stars
Victoria Aveyard didn’t disappoint with the 2nd part of Mare’s story. It was quick paced and action packed, just as you would expect from this amazing storyteller.
Note: if you haven’t read Red Queen there are a few possible spoilers below. I definitely recommend picking up the first book – I couldn’t put it down.
Even with everything that she knows and loves, swirling away from her, Mare Barrow keeps fighting on for her freedom and those that she loves. Cal, the man she adores but pushes away at every opportunity, and Kilron, her best friend, struggle to keep up with her mood changes, as well as cope with their own inner turmoil – all whilst on the run, trying to stay alive.
Sadly, the deeper we get into this book, the ‘darker’ Mare seems to get. With blood of innocents on her hands from actions she feels are right, and also through just trying to stay alive, the weight on her shoulders get worse – she struggles to deal with this.
Victoria managed to expand the world we got to know in Red Queen, which is exactly what we needed. We learn more about Newbloods, powers and the size of the world itself. I can’t wait to see where the King’s Crown is going to take us within this growing world.
With a heart-stopping and heart- breaking end, I do wonder how they are going to bring down the King. Maven is weakened by events in Glass Sword, but his power is in the fear he can increase, just by having a crown on his head.
I loved the time within this world and can’t wait for the 3rd instalment of the series coming out February 9th 2017.