Sunday, May 10, 2015

"Red Queen" - Victoria Aveyard

Hello fellow bibliophiles! Lucky treat for you today, TWO reviews! This book was another YA guilty pleasure that is popular on all reading lists right now. It did not disappoint! Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is the first book in a new, self titled series that I expect will be a huge hit among readers.

The book is Hunger Games meets Divergent meets Game of Thrones. I know, it is hard to imagine something like this but it is the only way I can even begin to describe the story. The main character, Mare, is a "Red." Reds are low born, peasant people who do all the hard labor and work for the worlds. "Silvers" are the high born and royal. Silvers control the world, make the laws, and enjoy all the splendors of the world. Silvers also have powers to control and manipulate situations and people. They are known as Reds and Silvers because that is the color of their blood. But Mare is different. While she may be a Red, she also has a power that she was unaware of. Mare is thrown into the Silver's world, under control by them, while all out war and rebellion is taking place throughout the different lands. Mare is torn between doing what is right for her people or protecting herself from the world finding out what she really is.

Aveyard writes a well balanced story that young, and older, readers can both enjoy. While many aspects of the book can be seen in other stories that are popular currently, she also adds in her own ideas and concepts. I don't know how I am going to wait until next year to see how the story continues! Be sure to check this out! It's a great read! As always, feel free to share any recommendations, comments, and suggestions!

Happy reading fools :)

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