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Monday, May 25, 2015

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Series: Red Queen, #1
Age range: 13 - 17 Years
Source: Bought
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?

The buzz for this book flapped around my ears constantly urging me to take notice. Well, it snagged my attention and that was all she wrote. I was glued to the pages of this spellbinding adventure and thought of every excuse to get out of daily duties just to live in the beautifully complex world that Aveyard created.

The characters were outstanding and the plot wickedly twisted with its treachery. Oh how I love Mare! She is what I love, love in heroines. She’s fierce and I was constantly delighted to be inside her head as she navigated her way through a host of danger. The clues were there but like Mare, I didn’t know who to trust. Aveyard did an excellent job keeping me guessing.

This book had everything – action, danger, romance, and an unforgettable host of characters. A rollercoaster ride with twists and turns, this book is a nonstop page turner. I can't wait for the next ride! This book is a must read!    

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars



  1. I don't think I've ever read a single bad review for this one. But all those expectations really put me off, I don't know if I want to give this a try :/

    1. Jen, since this is the genre that I read 98% of the time, I've read it all. This book is something different, something more. I only recommend books that hit it out of the park - the ones that are unforgettable. Give it a try...

  2. Great review!

    I really loved this book too. Aveyard really did do a good job with the twists and turns, I didn't see that major betrayal/twist coming at all!

  3. I am so excited to read this book!!!! I'm thrilled you loved it! :)

  4. A book where you really can't tell who to trust is good! It keeps things very tense. I really will have to read this one soon, I've seen a lot of talk (mostly good, but not all) about it.

    ~Ailsa @ The Book Bundle

    1. Well you know what they say about the majority - One of the best books I've read this year.


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