Series: Red Queen #1
Published by HarperTeen on February 10th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Dystopian, Young Adult, Romance
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!
Berls FINALLY read Red Queen and Loved it! 5/5 stars! Click To Tweet