It’s about time! Red Queen #review

Posted April 10, 2018 by Berls in Review / 12 Comments

It’s about time! Red Queen #reviewRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen #1
Published by HarperTeen on February 10th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Dystopian, Young Adult, Romance
Pages: 383
Source: Borrowed
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five-stars

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’ve had my eyes on this book since the COVER REVEAL. So please, tell me why it took me so damn long to pick it up? If a friend hadn’t loaned it to me, I wonder if I still would be waiting to read it. And I loved it.

I love this concept. It entertains the part of me that loves magical powers you find in magical, fantasy worlds. And it entertains the part that likes dystopian worlds where a group are treated unjustly for some ridiculous reason. In this case it’s the color of their blood – the Silver bloods rule and have magical powers, the red bloods don’t have anything special and live poor, and are basically fodder for a decades (centuries?) long war.

And then you have the special snowflake. Yeah, I know it’s been done. But its fun and I enjoyed seeing her thrust into another world and coming into powers. And what makes it great is the twists and deceit all around. Several twists that I was like “no effing way!!”

Very much looking forward to where the series goes!

5 stars Flipping Fantastic

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12 responses to “It’s about time! Red Queen #review

  1. Ha! I’ve had this book on my shelves forever, too, Berls. And I haven’t read it yet. So I didn’t read your review, apart from just seeing that you loved it. I need to get to this. But my backlist is humongous. (As is my current and upcoming TBR as well…)
    Miss you! {{{big hugs}}}

  2. Yay!! I loved this book too! I read it when it first came out and it adored it. But I didn’t keep up with the series because I just suck at that kind of thing. But now that the last (I think?) book is coming out soon I think I’ll reread this one and continue with all the rest.

    • LOL I suck at keeping up with series too. You’re right though, the last book comes out next month I think – I’ve read Glass Sword as well (reviewing next week I think and really liked it) so I need to get #3 and the last one soon πŸ™‚

  3. I’ve been on the fence about this one. I don’t read much YA and I’ve seen some mixed reviews (but mostly from people who read a lot of YA) so I wasn’t sure but you’ve completely convinced me!

    • I hope you end up enjoying it! I have read mixed reviews too, that could be part of why it took me so long. Some people I tend to agree with didn’t enjoy it, so IDK. But I loved it πŸ™‚

  4. I actually own this one…a gift…n hardback no less. And it’s one I’ve been dying to read and yet I haven’t. So I can’t answer you about why it took so long but I’m thrilled it was worth it! And now it’ll move up in my queue. πŸ˜‰
    Happy Tuesday! {{{big hugs}}}

    • I’m pretty sure it is! It was talked about a lot when it came out and has been out long enough that I would be surprised if it’s not. But every now and again a book surprises me by being in print only.

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