Red Queen

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Book Title: Red Queen
Book Series:
Red Queen book 1
Author: 
Victoria Aveyard
Date Published: 
February 2015
Genre: 
Fantasy
Summary: 
This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart. 

Thoughts

I gave this book a 4 out of 5. To be quite truthfully, I somehow predicted the twist. However, the plot/concept really impressed me. This was also written beautifully — I agree however nothing compared to The Wrath and the Dawn’s writing. It took me ages, if not, to finish this book but the ending is really interesting, I bet you. I think book 2 would be more interesting than this. The romance part — it’s all over the place. I mean, I’m confused. The lies somehow over shadows the truth thus leaving me with questions like so, who does Mare really like? I thought her feelings for Cal is much more powerful than with Maven’s but then her confession in the end somehow blurs everything that had been established with Cal’s. It only took one confession from Mare for me to doubt that of her feelings with Cal. If you read the book, you’ll get this. But seriously, I’m confused. There’s so much lies in this story — which isn’t a bad thing however when lies confuse even the readers like me — that’s where I have a problem with but all in all, it’s interesting. I’ll get on to book 2 and hopefully it’ll answer all my doubts hesitations about the happenings here in book 1.

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