Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Posted August 20, 2016 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

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Review: Red Queen by Victoria AveyardRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen
Published by HarperTeen on February 10th 2015
Pages: 383
Format: Audiobook
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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.


This will be a quickie. I was kind of meh about the whole thing. It wasn’t horrible,but it wasn’t epic either.  It was just okay.
I’m not going to lie, I almost put this book down. It started out with a bored feeling. It was like I had seen these characters and settings before. But if you love these type of dystopian books, you’ll enjoy this one.  About 30% in, is when I got hooked. I needed to see what was going to happen next.
I will say the romance aspect kind of got on my nerves. But I needed to more about the silver bloods an red bloods. The action, and the rules of the world kept me intrigued, but there were times where it kind of dragged.
Overall I will continue the series, but I don’t think it’s going to become a super favorite.

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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