Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Published February 10th 2015 by Orion
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? (Goodreads)
I heard about Red Queen Weeks before it came out. Then I heard about so often that my interest was deffidenly peeked. There was so much buzz around this book that I even preordered it. I had such high expectations for this book. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed.
First let me say that I enjoyed this book. I liked it. That's as deep as my feelings go however.
The world was unique. I enjoyed learning about the world and the way that this kingdom worked. The oppression that you see the reds enduring was heart breaking and the power and privilege the silvers had was infuriating. The Characters on the other hand may have been my major issue.
Half way through the book I just realized I didn't care much for any of them. I was not attached to Mare the was I like to be with the main character. I didn't connect with her. That was sad. Then there were the love interests. I wont get spoilery, but there are more than one that are kind of hinted at that they could potentially be our main characters love interest. I didn't like ANY of them. Couldn't stand most of them. I found them whiney.
Despite my lack of connection to the character, I did like the book. The ending would by far have to be the most redeeming part of the book. The conclusion did shock me. I saw a what was coming...because duh... but not quite in the way it occurred. I am pretty good at guessing the plots of movies and books so I do enjoy when a author surprises me.
I look forward to the next book and honestly, I have high hopes for it.
I would recommend this book. It has unique components and the ending is wonderful. It is a good book and a fun read. It was just over hyped for me.
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