Glass Sword

Victoria Aveyard. HarperTeen, $19.99 (464p) ISBN 978-0-06-231066-8
In this startling follow-up to her debut, Aveyard sends readers hurtling back into the world of Red Queen with a fierce battle scene, reunions with old friends, and a story arc fraught with deception and betrayal. The powerful Silvers continue their reign, but the Red rebellion is rising, led by Mare Barrow. She plans to track down other mutant "newbloods" like herself to form an army capable of defeating the crown. Collecting newbloods is dangerous work, and the death toll mounts in a race against King Maven, a manipulative man who is slaughtering the mutants in a bid to force Mare back under his control. The story exposes painful truths about real-life bias and bigotry as well as the brutal costs of war, and children are not always spared gruesome fates. At the epicenter, Mare is an exquisitely flawed heroine who at times gives into her basest desires for revenge, raising questions about her own morality and revealing striking similarities to Queen Elara, whom she so despises. A cliffhanger finale should leave fans anxiously awaiting the next installment. Ages 13–up. Agent: Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 04/25/2016
Release date: 02/09/2016
Genre: Children's
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-06-241730-5
Ebook - 464 pages - 978-0-06-231068-2
Compact Disc - 978-1-5046-9540-4
Hardcover - 450 pages - 978-2-7024-4082-7
Compact Disc - 978-1-5046-9541-1
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-4676-2326-1
Hardcover - 978-1-4104-8668-4
Paperback - 448 pages - 978-957-33-3248-0
Show other formats
FORMATS
Audio book sample courtesy of HarperAudio
Discover what to read next
TIP SHEET
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X
X