Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Publication Date: Feb. 10, 2015
Publisher: Orion
Pages: 320

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?
My Thoughts: 
Holy Moly! I LOOOOOOVED this book! seriously! LOVED! Don't let the cover scare you cause the cover is creepier than the book but so PERFECT for the story. I will own this book!

It's a dystopian of sorts, where there are two types of people, Reds-which are the poor lower people with no powers and are meant to live in squalor and serve the other type of people Silvers-power people who are strong and rich and live on the backs of Reds. 

This story we follow Mare a poor Red girl with no talents in order to find work to help feed her family. Her brothers have been shipped off to war and Mare knows that is what's next for her. When Mare accidentally tries to pick pocket a noble he lets her go instead of having her punished. Next thing Mare knows she has landed a job at the palace to where she serves the very people she hates. When an accident nearly kills her in front of all the Silver nobility including the King & Queen, Mare finds out that she is something else entirely, something special. Though she is a Red she also has powers. 

Due to this accident and a discovery of a Red having power, Mare finds herself in the middle of a very dangerous game, where anyone will betray anyone. During all this there is a group of people who are trying to set off a revolution, people who are tired of slaving for the Silver's to be treated less than animals. People who are fighting back. Mare finds herself in the mist of it all. 

I loved Mare she was easy to connect with, she was likable and you kept cheering her on! She had flaws, made mistakes, but wanted overall to do what was right, whatever it took to protect her loved ones from harm. 

I enjoyed everyone's powers and the houses and name and colors that went with each power this was super fun to read about.

There is a love triangle but it wasn't overwhelming it wasn't raging hormones, it was gentle soft and it kept you guessing. It was just the right amount of overall romance. 

The book is harsh, romantic, action packed, fast paced, with twists and turns that it literally kept me up all night so I could finish it. LOVED it.

Sexual Content: mild (some kissing)
Language: mild (1 or 2 B words, 2 Hells) 
Violence: moderate (magical torture-no graphic, death, murder all not graphic)
Drugs/Alcohol: mild

Meet The Author
After growing up in small town Massachusetts, Victoria attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She graduated with a BFA in Screenwriting, which is exactly the degree being sought after in a recession.

She tries her best to combine her love of history, explosions, and butt-kicking heroines in her writing. Her hobbies include the impossible task of predicting what happens next in A Song of Ice and Fire, road trips, and burning through Netflix.

1 comment:

  1. I seriously cannot stop talking about this book too, I absolutely adored it. It's easily one of my favorite reads so far this year and I know it's definitely going to be high on my list of most recommended this year. When I was reading, I kept jumping up and down with excitement, because you never really knew what was or wasn't going to happen next and who Mare could or couldn't trust. I want this book to be a movie, for some reason I can see it all happening in my head and it's like the perfect story. Seriously! :)

    Great review, by the way. Am a new follower and am really enjoying your blog! :)