Review : Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood–those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard–a growing Red rebellion–even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.”


This book was getting a lot of attention since it’s release and i was extremely excited to finally see what the hype was all about.

Red Queen was entertaining enough. I did had a hard time really getting into it. I found the first couple of chapters to be a bit dull and even hard to follow, but the more I read, the more I enjoyed. It was a fun adventure. I love how manipulation is everywhere. you just never know who to trust and it adds a very interesting aspect to the plot. The plot twist at the end was kind of predictable, but stil interesting and well done. Obviously, the story is far from original, there is absolutely nothing new in this concept, but it was still a pretty fun read. The world was not developed enough in my opinion. I found it a bit hard to picture it, i hope we get more description in the next one. The characters were okay. We get the typical peole we find in these type of books. A dull king, a crazy queen, a perfect heir, a jealous brother and the strong girl who don’t belong. overall, i will fast forget about all these characters. They were far from incredible. 

Red Queen is definitely over hyped, but It is still a very fun and entertaining read.

Red Queen : 3.5/5


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