It's out!!! The cover for Glass Sword, which is the sequel to Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen!!!
1. It's blue. Considering that the first one was silver, this is quite a change. Okay, no. Silver to blue isn't that big of a change.
2. There's red and silver blood dripping down! It's also on the upper tips of the crown too. That's one deadly crown. Makes me wonder: will the next book have only silver blood?
3. As the title suggest, glass is a big part. If you take a closer look, the centre piece of the crown actually is a sword. Hence...a glass sword. Set in a glass crown. Hmm...does this have anything to do with the plot?...
3. The crown isn't upside-down. I was kind of hoping that the upside-down thing would be a theme they kept, but oh well. Rightside-up crowns are still cool.
4. I'm not really big on the white font, though. It makes it hard to read, but that just could be because it's jpeg, and not the actual book.
5. The tagline at the bottom (in white): Kneel or Bleed. Yikes. A certain king has been busy, hasn't he? That tyrant.
And, if you haven't heard yet, this book is set to be a movie, with potentially Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket, from the Hunger Games movies) as director! Which will mean another YA movie, which I really hope they don't screw up!
This book goes on sale February 9th, 2016 (siiiigh). If you haven't read Red Queen (review) yet, make sure you do!
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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?