Monday, March 6, 2017

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard Book Review

Goodreads Summary:

If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but 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 prince—the friend—who 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?

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 known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.



We all know what happened in the first book, and that makes me really suspicious all the time. Throughout this book, I'm always questioning everything.

'Anyone can betray anyone.'

That sticks with me while I'm reading this book.

There are a lot of epic actions. The recruitment scenes are the ones I really like, for some reason. Kind of reminds me of X-Men: First Class movie. It's also fun to discover new abilities and powers from the Newbloods. It took me a week to finish this book, because some parts, though not many, are very slow and there were times when I feel like I'm tired of reading it, which is weird because whenever I'm reading a really great book no matter how long it is, I could never put them down. It's a bummer that I feel that way for this book.

Of course, this book has a great amount of shock factors like the first book. There is one part in the book that I hate. I hate with all my life. I hate with all my might. I don't want to spoil anything, but watch out for a certain death. This death involves one of my favorite character, so I cried when it happened.

I don't feel like talking about the relationship between Mare and Cal or Mare and Maven, because I feel like I have to get into it more before making any judgements. But I know for sure that I love Cal, and I still don't know what to feel for Maven.




I'm giving this book a 4.5/5 stars. A promising sequel to an on-going series, I can't wait to read the third book in the series!
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Is it weird to have a longing feeling for something that isn't yours?

It's not about someone, but it's about a place. I have been feeling like I don't belong. For the past few months, I feel out of place. I thought it's just a 'phase', but if this is a phase, why do I feel like I've been feeling like for the past few months? Not just months, but years for as long as I can remember. Every decision I make, everything I do, I do it so I can be somewhere else. To get a taste of a place far away. It's not that I don't love the place I currently am, it's not that.

When I was about thirteen, I already know what I want. I know where I want to go, where I want to be. It's always have been to England, London to be exact, for some unknown reason. I want to see the Big Ben. I want to see it in front of my eyes, or away across the Thames. I want to look at London's landscape from the London Eye.

Look how beautiful that is.

I've been dreaming of visiting England. Living there is a long shot, so I'm fine with visiting. I know just from looking at that picture that I would love every single second I'd spend if I was there. I know how fun, challenging, and great it is to be there, to breathe in the London air. Every time I pray, I always say it, without meaning to, I always say 'take me there'. Please, take me there.

I always enjoy reading, or listening to success stories. It gives me some kind of hope that maybe, in the future, my fate would be similar to those people.

Never lose hope. Never lose faith. Be patient, it'll work out the way you want it to.
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Friday, March 3, 2017

February Wrap Up

I'm very happy with myself right now.

Last year was a hard year for me, and I wasn't always in the mood to read. I wanted to do everything but read, which is absurd and so not like me. I didn't even complete my Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge. Embarrassing! But this year I want to redeem myself and read more books, because reading is something I love and I do best. I'm not going to fail on this matter.

I admit, I didn't finish any book throughout January. I was busy with finals, so I had almost no spare time let alone a time to read, and I like to invest my emotions to the books I'm reading. Though I'm happy to say, in the month of February, I've read 7 books! Pop the confetti, this is an achievement worth celebrating!

I'm happy to tell you that the books I've read so far are books that I enjoyed, some of those piles are books that I love very much. You can see the reviews of those books on another post, which I will link for you:

Storm and Silence (read through Wattpad)

In The Eye of The Storm (read through Wattpad)


Critical Eleven

Before I Fall

Everything, Everything

Red Queen

I'm so happy with myself this month (re: February). I hope I won't have any more reading slumps, because I'm missing a lot of good books that I probably should've read through that time period.

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