The 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 seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

I absolutely love the concept of the story, while the genre of the book is a dystopian/fantasy, it gives a sense of realism between two different worlds, while the Silvers will be able to live in luxury, the Reds would either have to work to survive or go off into war that’s not even their own battle.

At the beginning I was absolutely hooked with so much intensity and action. The fast pace writing gave me a vivid description and hardship on how the Reds live along with the introduction to Mare’s friends and family.

Around the middle of the book, I felt the book has lost it’s intensity which caused me to be easily distracted from the book but it picked up quickly when the plot starts to get interesting with more characters being introduced that focuses not only on Mare and her people but also the history behind the King and Queen.

The plot twist at the end for me was a bit predictable by the way the character portrays himself along with other secondary characters have certain feelings and description towards him.

I am also a little disappointed with Mare’s character as I was expecting her to be strong and independent with immense power, but instead she becomes a victim to easily by falling into other people’s trap, especially getting caught up into a love triangle. However I could see her character development from being a victim to to a fighter by tricking and fighting against five powerful warriors in the arena.

While my expectations for the book was a little too high, I wouldn’t mind reading the sequel, ‘The Glass Sword’ in the near future.

3.5/5 Cups of Tea.

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