Cover Reveal: THE GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard

Victoria Aveyard’s THE GLASS SWORD, the sequel to #1 New York Times bestseller RED QUEEN, has a shiny new cover!

After weeks of anticipation, a stunning new cover for The Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard is finally here! The Glass Sword is the highly anticipated sequel to Red Queen, which make a huge impression on the YA book community after hitting #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in its first week of sales back in February 2015.

The light blue cover features a glass crown with blade-like tips dripping with both Red and Silver blood. The tagline reads “Kneel or Bleed”.


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?

Since the 2D cover images doesn’t really encompass all the details, Epic Reads posted up this look at the true iridescence of the novel:

Aveyard also talked to Yahoo! Movies about Elizabeth Banks’ involvement with the movie adaptation as part of the big reveal:

“She knows the scope of YA, and how intense and really involved the fans are, which is always the No. 1 thing with YA. … I think she knows how to honor the fans of the world as best as she can. So fingers crossed.”

As for casting? Just don’t ask her about that!

“I don’t know anything about casting. People always ask me who I would cast and my honest answer is that I have no idea.”