Friday, February 20, 2015

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Title: Red Queen (Red Queen #1)
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopian
Source: Bookworld

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?
Review by Nara

Basically, if you read this book:

1. Your trust in everything and everyone will be shattered
Holy moly, authors and their bloody plot twists.
I don't even know how to feel right now.
Other than that I should never trust anyone in this series again ever.

2. You will wish that you had some kind of awesome superpower
The characters in this book are divided into two groups: the Reds and the Silvers, divided by the colour of their blood and their abilities. Silvers have special abilities like manipulating water, reading minds, controlling metal...
And dang if I don't want me a power.

3. You will kind of see how this book is a mix of all these existing books and ideas
It's kind of like The Hunger Games. It's kind of like The Selection. It's kind of like X-Men. It's kind of like Red Rising.
And honestly, you don't care.
You don't care that the idea is not necessarily completely original, because it's so freaking well written.
You're invested in the plot, you're invested in the characters, you're invested in the romance: what more do you need?

4. You will have a ridiculously pretty book gracing your shelves

So yes, do buy.
And do enjoy.
/Nara out.


Overall: 9/10
Plot: 4.5/5
Romance: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
World Building: 3.5/5
Characters: 4/5
Cover: 5/5