Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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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…

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★★★★★ (5 stars)

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In the world where Mare Barrow lives, everyone is separated by the color of their blood.

The Silvers. They are the ones who bleed blood like molten steel, the ones who possesses powers like gods and the ones who think they are superior than the reds.

The Reds, the ones whose crimson blood bleeds for those who are Silvers. The ones whose freedom are taken away from birth. The reds, rising like the dawn.

But what happens when a Red possesses an ability that is equal to the Silvers? Will this mutation set the world in motion?

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  • Everything in the story has never been predictable. From beginning till the end, this book is a total page turner. Every twist leads to the next making every reader wanting for more.

  • The characters are epic. Everyone is depicted perfectly. From Mare to every girl in Queenstrial, to the princes and even the queen. The description of their abilities and everything in between is magnificent.
  • I love the way it is written. The author really knows how to catch the reader’s attention by putting beautifully crafted quotes and italicized-lettered thoughts in between dialogues giving it more depth.

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  • If you are expecting for a cheesy love story, this is not the book for you. The romantic aspect of the story is not that big in comparison with The Selection. But it is like the romance in Dorothy Must Die. Though there’s a little bit of it, it’s still there.

I do admit, this has been one of the most amazing books I have read this year and I do recommend it to everyone. So if you haven’t read this yet, please do. It will bring you to an experience not like any other, for shocking revelations are coming and you better be prepared. (smiles)

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13 thoughts on “Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

  1. Laura says:

    It does sound really interesting!
    I’ll definitely put it on my to be read list.

    Btw., I love your blog. Did you do the designs yourself (reviews, synopsis)? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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