Title: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Release Date: February 10th 2015
This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by 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.
MY TAKE ON THIS BOOK:
First, let us take a moment to just stare at the cover. I am sure that I’m not the only one who fell in love with the cover of this book. Before you guys decide that I’m insane for admiring the blood dripping cover let me just put it out that I’m a sucker for covers with a splash of rich color( I know….still makes me sound insane :p)….so anyway lets dive into the book. The plot was a mashup of common YA tropes but I do love the whole idea of people being divided by blood.
As for the characters, it’s like a typical YA book with a love triangle and the girl having conflicting feelings between the two guys with her life on the line. Some of you guys might figure out the BIG TWIST later in this book. As I crossed half of the book there were times where I wanted to shout at the protagonist to not trust some of the characters in the book. The queen character in this book kinda gave me the Queen Ravenna(Charlize Theron ) feels. She has powers to manipulate your mind to do some crazy stuff.
This book kept me surprised. While there were definitely some things that I expected, others I just did not see coming.(psssst…there is a cliffhanger at the end)
All in all, this book was an entertaining read. Will continue with this series .I highly recommend this to all YA Dystopian fans!