Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MiniReview: Red Queen

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Goodreads|Amazon

Published by Orion February 10, 2015

320 Pages

Source: Library

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?

Red Queen… too much for words. Aveyard created a world that was intricate with superb worldbuilding. The Silvers and Reds were divided and yet still held in equilibrium. Somehow the characters were intangibly linked, but at the last minute turned backs and created a showdown that was unexpected, yet opened unheard of doors for the sequel. The no-nonesense writing style of Victoria Avyeard was inexplicably used that let for a quick, simple read and no over analyzation of the text. The plot was the starring role in the book however showing what weight the feels carry with how I slapped my head for not seeing the twists and turns headed my way. 


  1. I've heard so much praise for this book but I've always been hesitant to read it because it just seems to me like another 'poor girl discovers she has secret powers and takes down the evil empire' plot which I've kind of gotten bored of. Anyway, after your review I'll definitely try it out when I can, but I have no money at the moment so that could take a while!

    1. If one gets bored of "poor girl discovers she has secret powers and takes down the evil empire" then I hope you branch out of YA fantasy. Try it, don't try it. {Though I would say you should try it}. I also am broke like you (thank goodness for good public library system).

      Amelia @ YA Bookologists (

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