Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard

Friday, 20 January 2017


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 knew I was going to enjoy Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard just from the blurb, but I don't think I was prepared for how much! I started reading it late last year and things kept getting in the way so I couldn't get into it enough to start enjoying it. Then over the last week or so, I made sure I had some time to myself to get reading some of my monstrous TBR pile and started Red Queen from the start again.

It's The Hunger Games meets Divergent meets Game of Thrones meets all postapocalyptic, dystopian, end of the world, sci-fi dramas and then some! There are twists and turns and all out betrayal from the offset and once I started reading, I couldn't stop. I have told so many people about this book even before I got to the end, and now I have, I told even more. 

I am not going to comment on the plot as the blurb says enough without spoiling it. I loved the relationship between Mare and Cal and how it evolved so much throughout the story. I really liked how much the reader flicks between love and hate so quickly for so many characters, not knowing who to trust and where their loyalties lie. There were a few characters such as the Queen that I feel fell just a little short and could have been explored a bit more but only because I enjoyed hating her so much I wanted to see more of her. I have already ordered the next in the series and I have just found out that Universal are adapting Red Queen into a movie, this book will be huge very soon and it should be! 

Have you read it yet? What did you think? What are you reading at the moment?


Abi xo

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2 comments :

  1. I read this ages ago last year, I *liked* it but I didn't love it - I am however looking onto the sequel because I think it'll be more interesting after the twist at the end of this one

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

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    1. Yes, definitely! The next one I think will have much more action from the start because of where the first one ended. I hadn't heard or seen anything about it, just a random find on Amazon so I really did love it, don't know whether it was because it was so unexpected or not.

      Abi xo

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