Sunday, March 08, 2015

Quick Bite Book Review: RED QUEEN

Red Queen 
BY: Victoria Aveyard

PUBLISHED: February 10, 2015 by HarperTeen, 383 pages

GENRES: YA/Young Adult • Fantasy • Dystopian • Vilence • Suspense

RATING: 5 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.

When I finished reading, I was so overwhelmed I had to let you know how completely, utterly, incomprehensibly perfect this book is. THAT. SECOND. 

Word of caution, wear depends undergarments wearing this... Incredibly suspenseful and tense! Brilliant! The idea of the same spieces that has different colored blood.... so original! 

With the market saturated with Dystopian novels, it is hard to stand out. Red Queen not only shines, but I think it will be made into a movie. It has the bones to support a franchize. 

Mare was so relatable, even though her situation was completely foreign. It was hard to read at times. Victoria's writing was almost vicious, its harsh and yet compasionate at the same time. (I can't give too much away! No Spoilers!) 

What a whip lash to go from being basically a slave to working at the palace to engaged to the prince! Mare struggles to find her balance and more importantly, to figure out who to trust in the complicated and twisted palace. 

Victoria wrote with detail, with power and with style. If you love solid novels that leave you guessing until the very last word, you will love Red Queen!