REVIEW-Red Queen by: Victoria Aveyard

Summary:

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.

 

WOW! GUYS! This was WAY better than I first assumed. After looking back on the blurb at the end of the book I’m a little dumbfounded. One of my BIG problems with this blurb is that it talks about angels, and humans, and…..

*Has no words*

ANGELS AND HUMANS AREN’T EVEN MENTIONED IN THE BOOK. The only time they get rarely mentioned is the EXACT QUOTE. It kinda makes me think the marketing department slacked off on this. This book is anything BUT angels and humans. If I were to compare it to anything, it would be an X-Men meets Royalty mashup.

Overall Reaction:

One of my biggest complaints about this book is the fact that this book harbors a few tropes that bothered the HECK out of me.

The Tropes:

  • A girl who discovers she has powers.
  • Thrust into a new society.
  • The DREADED LOVE TRIANGLE!!
  • Has a run down and overworked family.

While I do have to admit that some of the tropes are more original than others, there’s no CRAZY, GROUNDBREAKING, thing that changes the whole genre of fantasy. If you can stand tropes, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU.

    One of my FAVORITE things this book are the powers, obviously. They’re just so UNIQUE and original, and there are no different types of people, everyone’s gift is different. I LOVE this because it shows that in real life NOBODY is the same and that no matter how close we are, EVERYONE is different. The plot was a bit confusing. We meet Mare, who

     The plot was a bit confusing. We meet Mare, who doesn’t have powers. Then, suddenly develops powers, flashes them off, and becomes a princess of a people who HATE her. WHAT? After finishing this book, I’m still a bit confused. Hopefully, the second novel will do better at describing the reasons behind why the characters made the decisions they did.

The setting wasn’t strong, but it wasn’t weak. What I mean by this is that the setting wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t the worst. It wasn’t anything compared to Harry Potter, but it was enjoyable enough so that it contributed to the AMAZINGNESS OF THIS BOOK.

Overall, with the problems that I presented earlier, I still do think that I’m going to give the second novel a try. The powers were just SOO amazing, and I can’t wait to get back to the fighting.

Rating: 4/5

Percentage Rating: 88%

 

Thank’s for reading. My name’s Jared, and I’ll have another post up soon.

BYE!