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Red Queen Review4:58 PM
Author: Victoria Aveyard Published: February 10th, 2015 Series: Red Queen #1 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance The poverty...
Published: February 10th, 2015
Series: Red Queen #1
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
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?
-romances (I just cannot go into the love triangle right now because there will surely be spoilers: I LIKED ONE GUY BUT STARTED FEELING FOR THE OTHER ONE AND THEN THE THING RUINED IT ALL AND TORE ME APART)
- rants of poo poo head characters galore
but to save everyone's time and prevent spoilers, I'm going to keep it simple- This book was set in a dystopian world. It featured a teenage girl living in poverty and angry towards her oppressive government that sent a lot of people to a war they wanted no involvement in. Suddenly ordinary-spit-fire Girl With A Grudge is thrust into the spot light. She now has two love interests (three maybe?), and of course the weight of a revolution and special gift are on her shoulders. It's all a story we've heard before, and it took me about fifty pages to really get into it. HOWEVER, once I dedicated the time to get into the story and get over my annoyance with the plot, I really did enjoy the read. Very entertaining!
Also, I liked that Mare had earrings lined up on her ear representing her brothers. That was a cute detail.
Overall: 3.5 / 5
If I wasn't as entertained as I was, this book would have gotten a 2, but when a book sucks me in it wins major points. So! If you are just in it to be entertained, then you should pick up this book.