To celebrate the release of Glass Sword the second book in the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard I thought I would share my thoughts on the first book which I was lucky enough to win from Goodreads. I originally read this book last year but I read it again last month so that the story would be fresh in my mind when Glass Sword came out.
In this world, people are divided by their blood. There are those who have red blood and they are poor and treated as second class citizens. Then there are the Silvers who have silver blood and also special have special powers. They are rich and they rule this world. The main character Mare discovers that she has Silver powers despite having red blood and she is launched into their world. She has to pretend to be a Silver in order to remain alive. There is a rebellion happening created by the Red Guard and Mare along with Prince Maven helps them by providing information.
I really enjoyed this book and I thought that it was an excellent start to the series. The world that Victoria Aveyard has created is really interesting and I enjoyed learning about all the different Silver powers. This book has received mixed reviews due to it being similar to other YA fantasy/ dystopian novels. This book is similar to other books, it has the classic girl must save her world by joining a rebellion that we have seen in many other novels. There is even a love triangle between Mare and the two princes. Despite this, I still found the story really enjoyable. I liked the world that Victoria Aveyard had created as well as her characters. The betrayal that occurs in this book was slightly predictable as there are hints throughout the book saying that you can’t trust anyone but I still found it really heartbreaking as the character was written so convincingly that I didn’t want the betrayal to be true. I am really intrigued to see where Victoria Aveyard will take the story in the next book.
Have you read this? What did you think of it?