“RED QUEEN” BY Victoria Aveyard
November 24, 2017
To be honest, I was super excited to read this book. I even put Tower of Dawn, which is part of the Throne of Glass series, on hold to read it! I liked it, although I found it to be a little too fast-paced. Here’s my review.
Rating: 3.5 OWLS
A Brief Summary:
In Mare Barrow’s world, people are separated by blood. Those with Silver enjoy supernatural abilities that allow them to rule those with Red, who are sentenced to serve their god-like counterparts. Mare wishes she could be like her sister, who will someday support their Red family with her sewing skills. Instead, she must steal what she can to help them get by. But destiny whisks her off to the Silver castle where she displays a hidden power right in front of the king and his court……except she bleeds red. The royals force her to masquerade as a Silver princess to cover up the absurd truth. She must put on a convincing show or die as a consequence. This new Mare will make heart-breaking decisions and discover that betrayal is a brutal reality.
Why 3.5 OWLS? This book got 3.5 OWLS because it was good, but not awesome. I really like Mare as a character, and I felt that she developed through the story quite nicely. The rest of the characters showed nice character development as well, as most of them learned something that changed their point of view throughout the plot. Again, I also love fantasy, and it satisfied that part of my expectations! Some parts of this read were a bit fast-paced for my liking, especially as you got into the middle to end sections of the book, but if you like books like that you’ll find it very good.
Overall Story: The overall storyline in Red Queen is very enjoyable. The author creates good suspense. The way that the story transitions from light to heavy is done well. I like when you reach the end of a book, something happens that relates to the beginning of the story and you go , “Oh my gosh, why didn’t I put two-and-two together on that one?”. This book does just that.
Who Would Enjoy This Book? If you enjoy fast paced writing, relatable characters and many surprises in a book, than Red Queen is right for you.
There you go! Even though I’m not dying to read the next books in the series, I think I will, because why not? I hope that you got some insight into what Red Queen is all about through this review and it helps you decide if it’s right for you! Leave some comments down below and let me know if you’ve read this book or want to read it.
Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked
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