Red Queen by: Victoria Aveyard
Published : Feb 2015
Version Read : Hardback
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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 …
No, no, no. I did not like this book very much. At all. I’ve been out of the YA game for a while so when I read all the reviews that say it was like everything else they’ve read and nothing new, I thought I’d take a chance. And it took me several days to just skim through most of it.
The main character was wishy-washy and it didn’t suit the plot every well. Once second she’s firm in her stand, the next she doesn’t want anyone to die, and then she wants everyone dead again. Besides she kept saying over and over again that the “Silvers were her enemy” and yet she was quick to throw her trust in one. And if love triangles annoy me, what was with the sort of, kinda of love square? Can everyone not fall in love with the main character please?
I honestly don’t even want to talk about it anymore. I finished the book and I would recommend it to my friends who.. No I won’t recommend it to anymore. I’m sorry for anyone who loved this book, but it wasn’t my cup of tea.