AUTHOR: VICTORIA AVEYARD • SERIES: RED QUEEN (BOOK 3)• CATEGORY: YA FICTION • PAGES: 507
As per all of my reviews the following will not contain spoilers. However, as this is the third book in the series I do reference past books in my review. Just a warning so I don’t ruin it for you!
Mare Barrow has been taken prisoner by her once love King Maven. Imprisoned in Silent Stone she is at his mercy as he attempts to keep control over his country and her.
Meanwhile, the Newbloods and Reds are determined to not back down. They are preparing for war. Training and planning to take on Maven and the Silvers, along side Cal. The exiled prince won’t let anything stand in his way to get Mare back.
I found the first two-thirds of this book quite slow and somewhat tedious to read. Mare being imprisoned by Maven did have some important building attributes for both the characters and the plot, but I felt it dragged for too long. The last third I thoroughly enjoyed it was a faster pace and I am a sucker for battles where each ability plays off another.
I dreaded Cameron’s POV sections. I found her insights on the other main characters like Cal and Farley not all that insightful. Her side story regarding her twin detracted somewhat from the central plot and I honestly wasn’t interested. I have no emotional attachment to her brother who is not even a supporting character. This contributed to bringing down the first two-thirds of the book for me.
I must preface this- apart from the baby killing which can never be excused I was / still may be team Maven. I know right. I know. I just had some hope that Maven could be fixed and be some resemblance to the boy in Red Queen. Cal is amazing and blah blah but until this book I didn’t feel a real connection between him and Mare. In Glass Sword it appeared to me that Mare was more using him for comfort rather than actually having feelings for him. This seems to have turned around…
The ending was fab-u-lous! And I shall not spoil it but I really can’t wait for the final instalment! I just hope it starts at the same pace that Kings Cage ended with.
Overall Rating: ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ 3.5/5 teacups
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