Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Review

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Blurb from Goodreads

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


Overall, I found this book to be very interesting and well written. However, I do have a few dislikes about it.

I really loved most of the characters I loved the element of anyone can betray you through out the book. The only character that annoyed me is Mare to me I found her one-sided and just a typical YA female character.  (when I read this book I stopped about halfway through to read a different book so I might not be able to remember much) I adored Cal and I did not see the betrayal of Maven coming. I didn’t like him with Mare because deep down I knew she would end up with Cal but I still thought he was a nice guy. To me, I found Cal actually  relatable and interesting. He is quite a complex character where he you didn’t really know who’s side he is on.

I found the plot very interesting with the blood and social class element. The world Aveyard created is really well-developed. That was one on my favourite parts of the story. However, the war that all the Reds are fighting confused I think I misread it because I don’t know who they are fighting against. I loved how fast paced the story was and I am so excited to read the next book. I do recommend it if you like dystopian and fantasy because it is a really nice in between.

I would also like to add that my reviews are honest and are my opinions I don’t care if you diagree with my views and want to comment on them but please don’t be rude about it.

Thanks for taking the time to read this review. I would love to read your thoughts on the book. I did enjoy the novel. I think Victoria did a really good job with it. Personally, I think I just read the book at the wrong time.

Love, Hannah



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