- Author: Victoria Aveyard
- Published: February 2015
- Rating: 4/5
Earlier today I finished reading Red Queen by Victoria Averyard. To begin lets talk about the cover. I mean wow. The way the cover plays with light undertones and uses the red to draw you in. It really helps emphasize the crucial role that red blood will play in the story.
Now on to the good stuff. The story itself is pretty amazing. It brings in supporting characters that end up playing important roles within the story and are mentioned continously throughout the plot. We follow the main character Mare as she ascendes from a lowly red living in The Stilts to a silver blooded princess living in the Capital. Mares journey takes a dramatic twist when she falls onto an electrified shield and doesn’t get shocked instead that collision awakens an ablilty she never knew she had. From that point on she is thrown into the royal family so they can try to cover up the possiblity that a red could have the powers that only silvers are suppose to have. She becomes betrothed to prince Maven but quickly learns she has feelings for his older brother Cal. Soon into her life at the palace she becomes involved in a rebellion group called the Scarlet Guard. Things quickly become more complicated for Mare as the stakes become higher and more people become involved in her life. Also something to be aware of is the MAJOR plot twist at the end.
This book drew me in as soon as I started reading it. As you continue to read the story more and more information gets given to you. I really enjoyed how the author brought in lots of supporting characters and didnt leave us hanging on what happend to them. The relationships she creates for Mare shows the complexity of the world she lives in. The author gives you so many male charactrers that become a possible love interest for Mare that it becomes hard to decide who you want to root for. Honestly I think I enjoyed this book so much because of its complexity and how it never got boring there was always something happening.
Red Queen is the first book in the 4 part series by Victoria Aveyard. Overall I would 100% reccommend this book.