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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE MAIDENS (HB)
Alex Michaelides
899

We all keep secrets. Even from ourselves.


'A thrilling, heart-in-throat...(+)
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Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited first work of fiction - at once hilarious, delicious, and brutal ...(+)

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Glass Sword
Victoria Aveyard

Classification : Sff (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
Pub Date : Feb 11, 2016
Imprint : Orion
Page Extent : 464
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781409159353
Price : 799

About the book

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

Mare's blood is Red - the colour 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 the prince and friend who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by the Silver 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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Glass Sword ended on such a high note. I think Victoria Aveyard is becoming the queen of plot twists! The set up for the next book looks ridiculously exciting.
Grittier than 'Red Queen', but with the same disorientating twists that made the first book such a hit, 'Glass Sword' does not disappoint...Biggest problem? The last page. In dire need of book 3.
All the characters are great, and the relationships that Victoria Aveyard builds and breaks between them will have you feeling all the emotions, there is a great mix of action and contemplation that works so terrifically well.
I loved Glass Sword, and everything it had to offer me...Victoria Aveyard, I salute you. And I thank you for that brilliant experience.
It's high adrenaline stuff...the double-crossing and duplicity is the real loop-the-loop, awesome roller-coaster star attraction.
     
Victoria Aveyard

Victoria Aveyard was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA...(+)

Books by Victoria Aveyard
Cruel Crown (PB)
King's Cage (PB)
King's Cage (PB)
Realm Breaker (PB)
Red Queen (HB)
Red Queen (PB)