No Spoilers 🙂
Title: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
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…
I thought this book was fantastic! It has a great premise, and the idea of this world being divided by blood is just so interesting. This novel was very entertaining, and had some of the craziest twists that I definitely was not expecting!
We have the Silvers and the Reds. The Silvers are basically treated like God’s, since they have these superhuman abilities, that the Reds don’t possess.
I found reading about their abilities and the variety of them to be so intriguing. Victoria Aveyard had written it in a way that made it easier to understand the depth of it. I also liked how the author described their powers frequently, making it easy to commit them to memory.
But seriously though, the Silvers have some real crazy/scary abilities. I definitely wouldn’t want to mess with them.
I also really liked the character’s in this story. Mare was an awesome protagonist. I found her to be relatable and very human. She faces a lot of hardships and moments where she has to test her limits, but she still manages to stand tall from all of that.
We also have our 2 beautiful princes, Cal and Maven. I don’t want to get into too much detail, but I truly like their characters. They both are so intriguing, and there’s so much more to them than what meets the eye. You really have to understand each of their opinions, based on the situations they are placed in.
This book also has some outstanding quotes that I just love. Victoria has written this so well, and it gets your mind thinking on how it could be perceived.
Here are a few, (no spoilers, I promise). I HOPE THESE GET YOU TO READ THIS BOOK 🙂
“If you know someone’s fear, you know them.”
“I see a world on the edge of a blade. Without balance, it will fall.”
“The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.”
Who I Would Recommend To:
I would definitely recommend this to those who enjoy fantasy/sci-fi type books. There is also a bit of romance, but it’s not too overpowering. It mainly focuses on the actual plot of the story, than what goes on between our characters.
I hope you decide to pick up this book if you haven’t already. It’s an entertaining and fun read, with a bunch of twists that totally blow your mind.
This is actually a re-read for me, since Glass Sword just came out. Read my non-spoiler review for that book here.