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Red Queen Hardcover – Feb 10 2015
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“A sizzling, imaginative thriller, where romance and revolution collide, where power and justice duel. It’s exhilarating. Compelling. Action-packed. Unputdownable.” (USA Today)
“Aveyard weaves a compelling new world of action-packed surprises... inventive, character-driven.” (Kirkus)
“A volatile world with a dynamic heroine.” (Booklist)
“Breakneck pace and engaging characters.” (School Library Journal)
“ [Aveyard] sets her audience up for a gaspworthy twist that reconfigures nearly every character’s role and leaves Mare with no one to trust but herself... This blend of fantasy and dystopia will be an unexpected and worthy addition to many genre fans’ reading list.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
“Fascinating world building... Readers will be intrigued by a world that reflects today’s troubling issues concerning ethnic inequality, unfair distribution of wealth, pollution, warfare, political corruption, and the frightening power of the media.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))
From the Back Cover
Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own—an ability she didn't know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red.
To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard—the leaders of a Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince—and Mare against her own heart.
From debut author Victoria Aveyard comes a lush, vivid fantasy series where loyalty and desire can tear you apart and the only certainty is betrayal.See all Product Description
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When circumstances for Mare send her right into the path of royals, she ends up discovering that she has magic abilities - and thus, is made a noble who is set to marry the second of two princes so that the reigning royal family can keep an eye on her. Meanwhile, an uprising is gathering through the country, and Mare has to figure out who she is and where her loyalties lie.
This one was hard to review because on one hand, I found the story very compelling, but on the other hand, there were lots of little things that I just couldn't get into. I've broken them down below.
Things That Frustrated Me:
The heroine: my biggest frustration with this book was the lack of character development in Mare. I didn't feel like I went on a journey with her as a character at all - she was kind of sassy and funny, and she clearly had some cool abilities...but that was it for me. I didn't feel like I knew her at all by the end of the book because she was the same person the entire way through. That was hard for me to connect with.
The romance: There were (count 'em) THREE love interests for Mare in this book. None of them really go anywhere big, but it just felt like every friggin guy in the book was into her.Read more ›
The story starts at a simple pace only to increase to an intense action-packed plot. It is reminiscent of The Hunger Games with a dystopian world where equality is a thing of the past. Mare is a strong character who gets knocked down countless times only to rise up once more, but she isn’t particularly introspective, and you only get a brief glimpse into the real workings of her mind. It reads like it should be a film (and it will be soon), and this is not a bad thing.
I’m giving the book a five-star rating, but if I was to choose something that I change about it then it would be to add a little more romantic detail on the love triangle with the princes. I guess I’ll just have to read the next book in the series.
I loved this book. While the story of Mare isn't wholly unique (a seemingly normal girl who ends up in a place of privilege because of a hidden power) the way Victoria Aveyar weaves her story absolutely captivated me. I could not put this book down.
What I loved the most was the character development ... no, the action ... no the setting ... no, the character development. Argh! I actually loved it all. Let's start with the characters.
The book is written from Mare's point of view, in first person. And she is completely believable and human. Her worries and flaws are so real. She is the girl you want to be and if you can't BE her then you want to be friends with her. She is just so genuine.
The other characters in the book are equally complex and real. I like characters that have enough depth for me to really see them in my head, and Aveyar does an amazing job of creating these kinds of characters.
What about romance? You know there is going to be romance in a fantasy novel told from a girl's point of view and Red Queen doesn't disappoint.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I really enjoyed this book. Even if I was questioning some things throughout, it ended up making sense in the end. Very easy read, good amounts of action and politics.Published 19 days ago by Hailey
Love A Game of Thrones? The Hunger Games? X-Men?
Then I recommend Red Queen. It blends elements of dystopia, politics, and the supernatural to create the environment for... Read more
It’s been awhile since I read a book that wasn’t for review or for my blog. Not saying that I don’t enjoy reading to for review, but sometimes you just got to read a book for no... Read morePublished 3 months ago by E.A. Walsh
I would rate this book a 3 1/2 star read. I mostly enjoyed this dystopian novel about a world separated by blood...the reds and the silvers. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Laraine
I didn't order this. My Samsung ordered it on its own in my purse!!!!Published 4 months ago by albertarose
Great book, the characters are all flawed which is always better than perfect. The end caught me by surprise which doesn't happen often. It was a really enjoyable fantasy world. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kat
Red Queen was a book given to me from my friends that I began to read quite quickly. The beginning was a little slow, as most books tend to be, but soon after, Mare is whisked into... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sean Wallbridge
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