Red Queen centers on the main character Mare Barrows, a seventeen year old girl. She lives in a world where people are divided by blood; silver-bloods and red-bloods. The reds serve the silvers or are shipped to fight in a war that is not theirs. If you are at the age of eighteen and not employed, then you are forced to go fight in the war. On the other hand, the silvers are the leaders and they rule the kingdom of Norta. The silvers have superpowers, whilst the reds have none. These powers allow them to control the reds. Mare has a power no one has ever seen before and she happens to have red blood and having any powers should be impossible. When Mare’s powers are recognized, the king has to keep that a secret and hide Mare in plain sight (because if anyone knew about Mare’s powers, it could wash away the entire system and cause trouble for the silvers).
Will Mare’s powers be discovered? What would happen if it is?
“Power is a dangerous game”.
The story is mostly about love, power and betrayal. God I was gobsmacked about the betrayal in this book. The story line of this book was fantastic, I really enjoyed it and I was gripped from the beginning. It kind of reminded me of the hunger games, therefore if you enjoyed the hunger games you will definitely enjoy this one. The characters from this book are very strong. The biggest appeal for me was the writing style; it is simple and easy to follow which shows that the writer Victoria Aveyard is a screenplay writer. I was captivated by the way the plot twists unraveled, compelling me to continue reading. It was perfect.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and my mind was blown away. I’ve been on hunt for a series and I’m so happy I got this one, I will definitely continue with the series.
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