Title: Red Queen
Series: Red Queen #1
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Published Date: February 10th 2015
Genre: YA, Dystopia, Fantasy
Page Count: 383
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★.5
This is a world divided by blood - red or silver.
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.
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.
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...
“But I'm not a princess. I'm not the girl who gets saved.”
is the heroin who is slightly naive but always keeps the bigger picture
of what she needs to do in her mind at all times. She knows that she
become queen and she doesn't want to be. All she wants to do
is to save her family and her people from being treated like dirt by the
she doesn't really know how to do this since she is a
Red and knows little about how to actually manipulate the silvers, and
how to get around there powers.
Now onto the Princes Cal and
Maven. I know we were suppose to have a love triangle with them but I
never really fell for either of them. I knew we
shouldn't trust them
and that at least one of them was using her if not both. I was
surprised though by the one who betrayed and used her the most.
While I do see how this book had some similarities to others, it was still very enjoyable and had me on the edge of my seat.