Book Review: Red Queen


Red Queen

Victoria Aveyard

Goodreads 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 …

My Thoughts:

As this book started off, I thought it was going to be “Meh”.  I rarely DNF a book, though, so I pressed on, and was glad I did.  Somewhere around the 4th to 5th chapter things picked up, and the end makes the whole book.  I loved all the twists and turns and finished the book feeling “Woah!”  Highly entertaining.  Disappointed it’s not a standalone because it means I have to wait for more books to come out before we get the whole story.


Would I recommend this to fellow book lovers?  Yes
Would I recommend this to my teen daughter?  Yes


4.5 of 5 stars.

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