Yesterday I finished Red Queen and now I’m here to tell you what I thought about it!
Book: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Rate: 5/5 stars
Goodreads summary: 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 …
Review: I’ve been waiting to read this book, say, for months. I finally did and although it wasn’t what I was expecting I am so HAPPY that I did. Red Queen was so GOOD! I really liked the characters, but I’m wishing that we got to know them better. Victoria Aveyard’s writing style is so realistic and kind of intense even, and I would’ve loved to get closer to the other characters. The whole book just had this great potential and the idea was so unique and well written and amazing! The writing was clever and interesting, and the plot was so good. It was twisted into something simply awesome and, honestly can I just say how absoluetely GORGEOUS the book was. Seriously, the font, the pages, the cover, everything!
If you haven’t read Red Queen, I suggest you skip down to the —– line because the following content has spoilers!
So, the ending, as you may know- was EXPLOSIVE and all HOLY HECK HOLY HECK HOLY HECK. I was reading the last, say 100 pages, at a family Christmas party. The ending took me by the last nerve because I KNEW something huge was going to happen and then it did and I was like OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN but really, I just had to calmly sit there like everything was ok.
I didn’t 100 percent like how it was Maven who betrayed them all, because to me some parts of it didn’t make sense and if he was acting strange people would notice, which means he’s been planning his whole takeover for a LONG time, but he couldn’t have because Mare wasn’t a part of the picture for that long. It also didn’t go into detail how he became a part of The Scarlet Guard, but I guess it still works. I feel like it could have been different, but at the same time I still REALLY loved it.
Red Queen was basically a total 5/5 stars. Please share any comments you have, I’d love to hear them! Thank you for reading and I will be back with more fun blog stuff later!!!!! (Sorry for the lack of a final bookish picture, I can’t afford to put this review off but haven’t taken any. I’m sure you’ll live.) Also, who was your favorite character? I’m very curious!