Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen Trilogy (book #1)
Pages: 383 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Teen, February 2015
My Rating: 3/5 Stars
Synopsis: 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…
My Review: 3/5 Stars (all spoiler free!)
Okay, this book had SOOOOOOOO much hype around it, I honestly expected so much more. The characters were basic, I had no emotional connection to them at all. The plot was predictable, which I was not expecting at all. Everyone who has read this book has told me how the plot twist left them in complete shock… I am normally so blindsided by plot twists, but not this one. I found it to be completely predictable.
I also found Mare, the main female protagonist, to be VERY ANNOYING. I can’t even explain why, I was just not getting the YA kick-ass vibe that everyone says she has at all. I think it might have been because she constantly talked about the love triangle she is in, which I also did not like.
This book isn’t necessarily bad, it’s just extremely basic. It brought nothing new to the table, it was so similar to a lot of other YA books. This book could’ve been so amazing if Aveyard focused more on the rebellion and the long standing battle between Reds and Silvers instead of Mare’s love triangle.
Plot: 3/5 Characters: 2/5 Pacing: 2/5 Writing Style: 3/5 Book Cover: 4/5
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