Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard REVIEW

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.

I'm glad I finally picked this book up.

The Red Queen is perfect mix between Dystopian and fantasy. It feels like a post apocalyptic world, with the red villages and factories and places so destroyed that couldn't possibly sustain life and on the other hand you have the palaces and court it reminds me a bit of the hunger games districts.

Mare it's a naive and not so bright girl from a red village who passes her days pickpocketing to provide for her family until she targets the wrong person and her whole world changes suddenly she's trapped in a game she doesn't now the rules of and her life depends on her wining.

The world building is fantastic, without being overly descriptive I could visualize everything from the Stilts to the palace it played like a movie in my mind.

The characters are amazing and perfectly crafted, so much that I got lost for a bit and couldn't detect friend from foe.

There's romance, intrigue, deception, action, magic. You name it this book has it.

Cal and Maven are amazing, the first has the power but the second is all brains. This Brothers couldn't be more different if they tried.

This is a great start of a series I'll be reading on the next few days, I can't wait to see what happens after that ending. It was shocking and brilliant. I just found another author to stalk and I'm so happy about it.

Victoria Aveyard graduated from USC, where she majored in screenwriting. RED QUEEN is her first novel. She splits her time between Massachusetts and Los Angeles. You can visit her online at www.victoriaaveyard.com.

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