I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen #1
Published by Orion on July 2, 2015
Genres: Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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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 . . .
It is super hard to review Red Queen!
When Mare, a Red unwittingly stumbles into becoming part of the Silver society, the dangerous games for power begin. In a world Mare thought was perfect, without any cares or concern the plots and politics thicken and the game for power becomes more dangerous.
From the position of being a Red in the Stilts Mare thinks the Silver world is perfect, but once she enters their world this illusion is shattered. The world is not set in stone, there are many secrets and deceptions. Everybody is flawed, but will they be ruled by their flaws or will they be able to overcome these issues and become stronger because of it?
Loyalties will be tested along the way. But who can survive, to rise again?
Red Queen is about hope, using your instincts, accepting and dealing with betrayal, but most importantly never giving your cause up, to always fight for what you believe in. Red Queen is unputdowable as the battle for power begins.