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Glass Sword
Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard
The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they've always knownand pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.Mare Barrow's blood is redthe color of common folkbut her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the princethe friendwho betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
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PageShifter
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Characters were a bit flat, there were many secondary characters that I was interested in but never got to know more about them. That made me to care less of the story.

This was quite cruel & dark book, but I liked how much action there was. Something happened all the time and I was intrigued. This was quite strong second book.

Writing was quite repetitive: same descriptions or things were used/said several times so some editing was needed.

Andrew65 Well done, you are making good progress. 🥳 As you say it feels there is a bit of lazy editing in the book. 4w
AllDebooks You're doing great 👍 I think I have this on Kindle, are the nature descriptions good? 4w
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TheSpineView Great job!🤩📖📚📚📚📚 4w
AllDebooks @PageShifter lazy editing drives me nuts but I'm still intrigued. I'll stack it for #SeriesLove2023 4w
Lauredhel Forging ahead! Nice Pantone match too 4w
Clwojick Good job! 4w
PageShifter @AllDebooks Surroundings were nicely described (in detail) but they move mostly in cities in this book. Some scenes in forests too. 4w
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SmartSassery
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I'm really enjoying this series! It's definitely not your happily ever after but it's a great story. Keeps you on your toes.

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Compared to the first book, this one was slow-paced, but still, Red Queen has easily taken the spot of my favourite series. Maven, the “villan” is by FAR the best character and i‘m so glad this book gave the readers more of a look into what he‘s like as a cruel unforgiving king. I definitley have trust issues from what Maven did, because just the implied betrayals from Kilorn made me have to stop to prepare for what I thought would happen.

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LiseWorks
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Jan 21 #BeginsWith Glass, This one sounds like a cool series, this one is the second book of Red Queen series @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Cover Love ❤️ 👸🏻 🩸 12mo
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hollyfluegge
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Just as good as the first one, Red Queen. Waiting very impatiently for my hold on the next one to be in from the cliffhanger! Such a good read, couldn't put it down. 9.9/10

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Seeking_Serenity
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6 books read

•3 audiobooks
• 3 Digital books

~ Highest rating: 5⭐ (Glass Sword)
~ Lowest rating: 3.5⭐ (The Unhoneymooners)

#monthlywrapup

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Seeking_Serenity
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5⭐ AMAZING BOOK, but I wish Mare didn't have to change like that or suffer that horrible fate at the end. Also I would have liked to see her trusting someone. Like TRULY TRUST someone.

persephone1408 I cried about said accurance thru the whole rest of the series 1y
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LeafingThroughLife
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OK, so it probably didn‘t need all of those first 100 pages of the main character‘s angst about the last book‘s happenings, but once it got rolling, I enjoyed it. Red Queen had a Hunger Games vibe to it that I really I liked but the sequel set itself apart more. I‘m here for Cal and Maven and also all the clever abilities Aveyard can dream up. This was August‘s #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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persephone1408
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Just like the last one...I couldn't put it down! I cried when someone died... Not gonna say whom but it tore me up! Also Mare is way too dependant on Cal! But I do love them both. I give it 5/5🍪

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Kayla8
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Full GoodReads Review ⤵️
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23174274

#youngadult #dystopian

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 115.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

persephone1408 About to start this right now! 2y
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Gdsjenny
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I enjoyed Red Queen a lot. Glass sword al little less so. It felt like a transition between book 1 and book 3, with very little plot on its own, especially in the beginning. By the end, I felt so bad for Mer, that I wanted to pluck her from the book and wrap her in gauze and protect her just a little by not staying book 3 yet. We both needed a little bit of breathing room.

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SaraHasClass
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2nd in a YA series full of imagination, this book was enjoyable, mostly. With a varied cast of characters and good v evil storyline, Glass Sword carries on the Red Queen's quest to fight injustice & prejudice in a future world of fantasy. I found the protagonists constant self-doubt bordering on martyrdom tiresome. Still, I'll read the next because I have to know how it ends.

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Sydneyyyy13
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I was skeptical to start the second book because I had read so many horrible reviews regarding the rest of the series. So far, I haven‘t been able to put it down! #RedQueen #GlassSword #30/52

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Sharv_Sona
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I am done with the book but not with the series. This book was really good -sorry, not good but great- obviously I so not like every single part of it for example the parts where some of my favourite characters die. I would recommend this book to anyone and I encourage people who have red the first book and the others to read the next books. Also if you want to read this book then you must read the book before or else you won't understand a thing.

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Sharv_Sona
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😭Seriously, why do the best characters have to die? 😭

persephone1408 Ikr! I just dropped the book & started bawling! So not fair!😭😭😭 2y
Sharv_Sona Cant agree more! 2y
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Sharv_Sona
Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard

I must freeze my heart to the one that insists on setting it ablaze.

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Sharv_Sona
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Well that took an unexpected turn...

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Sharv_Sona
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Any sensible person would call them my enemies. Strange, my enemies know me best, and my family doesn't know me at all.

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AyaOfSiwa
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Mehso-so

I managed to read the book to the end. The book is full of action until the very end, but still I was not too impressed by the story itself.

#croatianedition

Now it is time for book 3.

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AyaOfSiwa
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"Lanac je pričvršćen za moj ovratnik. Povodac. Ja sam pas."

"The chain is attached to my collar. Leash. I'm a dog."

#croatianedition

Finished the book 2. It took me so long to read it. But I didn't give up.
Now it is time to dig in the book 3.

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AyaOfSiwa
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"Nitko se ne rađa zloban, baš kao što nitko ne rađa samoga sebe."

"No one is born evil, just as no one is born himself."

#croatianedition

I am almost done with book 2, finally.

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Max5968
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“The body unsettles Kilorn, that much is clear. I‘m not sure why. We should be dancing on her bones.” Mare Barrow about Queen Elara‘s corpes. #GlassSword #MareBarrow #VictoriaAveyard #RedQueenQuartet #LateNightReading

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Redy2trvl
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It is so easy to fall into this world. It will be tough to do anything other than read today. Happy Labor Day!!

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JillsBookshelf
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I had a really hard time getting through the second book in the Red Queen series. I couldn‘t get invested in the characters and the plot was very stereotypical and low stakes. I don‘t think I‘m going to finish this series. #ya #dnf #redqueen

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AyaOfSiwa
Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard

"Crvena krv se tako teško čisti."

"Red blood is so hard to clean."

I'm so slow in reading this book.
I think I have been reading it for months and no way to finish it. I'm so slow. But I do not give up.

#croatianedition

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jessjess
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THE ENDING 🤬😖😭

HONESTLY THIS SERIES makes me want to SCREAM sometimes. It's very good, but horrifying and sad.

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jessjess
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Book Stash of to be read books, which I'm hoping to finish by end of September:
✅ Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (current read, 2 of 3)
✅ King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
✅ Proxima by Stephen Baxter
✅ Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen
✅ The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
✅ Cathy's Book by Sean Stewart & Jordan Wiseman which is really interesting-looking
✅ The Fireman by Joe Hill

After I get through all that I have way more books to catch up on.

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LegallyBooked
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Overall thoughts: Mare, you frustrate me so much! Cal, I think you‘re dreamy. The end. Excited for the next book

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Max5968
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Reading with Gunner the Lab

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TamTracy
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Mehso-so

This book was just ok for me. I liked Red Queen better and was excited to read this book. It was such a slow build that it was boring for most of the book. I would have liked more details about the newbloods as they came into the story and for it to be a little faster paced. The last quarter of the book finally picked up. I‘m not sure about reading the rest of the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Whatshereadnext
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I really enjoyed Red Queen but the first 3/4 of Glass Sword felt dragged out to me....the ending however has left me desperate to know what happens as I'm super invested in the characters now 😂

Has anyone read this series?? Do I need to read Kings Cage??

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AyaOfSiwa
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"Svi smo mi samo zviždači na vjetru."

"We are all just whistlers in the wind."

#croatianedition

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Roary47
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Hiding, running, and a new mission to find the reds with abilities. They start to find them throughout and the abilities they have aids in their cause to unite Red and Silver and take down the crowned king.They lose people before they can save them and lose some of their friends. When they take down the Queen it seems they have a foothold, but Mare has to give herself up because she cannot bare to see more people die because of her.

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AyaOfSiwa
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Ako sam ja mač, tad sam mač od stakla - i bojim se da se već polako razbijam.

If I'm a sword, then I'm a sword of glass - and I'm afraid I'm slowly breaking.

#croatianedition

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AyaOfSiwa
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"Pokušavala sam ne pamtiti lica umrlih.
Neke gubitke ne možeš zaboraviti."

"I tried not to remember the faces of the dead.
You can't forget some losses."

#croatianedition

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AyaOfSiwa
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"Novac ljude čini očajnima. Trgovci ga žele dobiti, kupci zadržati - i sve ih zasljepljuje."

"Money makes people desperate. Retailers want to get it, customers want to keep it - and it blinds them all."

#croatianedition

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AyaOfSiwa
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"Onda se nadam da si spremna učiniti ono što moraš. Jesam. Laganje mi ide sve bolje i bolje."

"Then I hope you are ready to do what you have to. Yes I am. Lying to me is getting better and better."

#croatianedition

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maya.jasmine
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I thought this was a great sequel to Red Queen and I loved how the characters changed and interacted. I was so sad that Shade died because he was such a good character and brother to Mare. I rate this book a 8/10 because it was a little confusing at parts but I did overall enjoy the ending and how the series progressed. Definitely recommend the series!

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This book was as good as the first. It was weird to see Maven as an entirely different person. I‘m not sure if I hate or love his character yet. I was really upset when Shade died because he was such a sweet character. This book was really good. 9/10

persephone1408 While I was reading, I kept seeing Maven as King Joffrey from game of thrones lol 2y
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ava.lynn
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If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.

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BayouGirl85
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This series has given me the same feeling I had when I a read the Mortal Instrument Series by Cassandra Clare. I have been completely enraptured.

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Melismatic
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Puzzle #2 complete and I‘m only a third of the way through the tagged book. The #RedQueen series picks up in excitement, right? So far, Part 2 has been pretty slow going. 👑 👸🏼

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Melismatic
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It took a month but *finally*! On to another Kinkade puzzle....

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
DakotaWilde This is lovely 3y
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