Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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Edition: Paperback, 383 pages, published February 12th 2015 by Orion
Synopsis: This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The poverty-stricken Reds are commoners, living in the shadow 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. Then Mare finds herself working at the Silver palace, in the midst 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.

Although it took me ages (too long!) to get through this book, overall I really, really enjoyed it!

The plot…is so captivating! I felt so drawn in, and I just constantly wanted to find out more about the characters and their lives.

The characters…I felt mixed about. Even though I liked Mare and the complexity between her and the two princes, I didn’t feel very close to either prince. I definitely think this book would have been better if it had maybe been from alternating viewpoints!

The writing…wow! This book is so full of beautiful quotes and poetic writing – I wish I could write like Aveyard!

Something I liked…the writing was definitely #1 for me in this book! I could probably look through beautiful quotes for hours on end! The plot would be a close second favourite thing, and the characters third.

Something I disliked…this book is beautiful, poetic and I intruiging. However, I did find the start a little slow…and would have liked more detail from the characters.

My rating is…

☽ ☽ ☽ ☽
4 out of 5 moons

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽


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