Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard



What is wrong with me. WHY did I not dive into this series MONTHS ago? Oh yeah, I wanted to wait until it was all out. Welllllll, that didn't work and I don't regret it one bit. I Love dystopian novel and this series is a creature all its own.

I felt like this novel took dystopian and fantasy and combined it into a genre itself. Maybe that is alway a thing? I don't know. All I do know is that I DEVOURED this book. I was sick with the flu and wanted just something to get lost in and these have been on my shelf for a while. BAM I finished it in one day in between naps.

Mare is the ideal heroine. She is strong and fierce, as well as a true 17 year old. You see her strength and her will to protect those she loves, while also the nativity in her decisions and her mannerisms. It was nice to read a book with a teen heroine that felt like a true teen.

Then we had Cal.


He was what I was rooting for and still am. He si the price who can shine. The one that could turn the tide.

But he isn't Mare's and that is that.

She has Maven.


Do you see me not giving spoilers? Yeah, me too. I really did love Maven too. He has so much hidden and he has lived in such a shadow. A troubled prince who won't ever get his turn.

This book TOTALLY threw me for a loop at the end. I couldn't wait to jump into Glass Sword!


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.