Saturday, September 12, 2015

Review Of: Red Queen

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...

Recommended For: 
Anyone who enjoys dystopian societies with fantasy aspects and a touch of romance.

Oh my blazes! Red Queen is one wild ride, from the beginning all the way to the dramatic ending.  I must admit that I didn't see any of the twists coming, which of course, made it that much more enjoyable. I certainly enjoyed the dystopian setup mixed with magic powers and silver blood backstory.  We don't learn much about how the world got to be this way, we're not even certain that it is based off our world, though there are hints towards that being the case.  Nevertheless it was still easy to get sucked up into the story and lose myself in the fight against a tyrant society.

I seriously love Mare and appreciate her backbone.  She never loses sight of her goal and although she has the opportunity to question herself she fights back at every turn.  While I would love to discuss the males in the story I won't, because...well, reasons...So I'm going to end by just saying that you should definitely check out Red Queen but be prepared to be left dying for the next book!

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