Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

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...


Details Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

TitleRed Queen (Red Queen, #1)
ISBN9780062310637
Author
Release DateFeb 10th, 2015
PublisherHarperTeen
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages383 pages
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fiction
Rating

Reviews Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

  • Rachel E. Carter
    2014-09-18
    “Graceling meets Selection” Whatever marketing team came up with that tag for this series clearly never read the book. Red Queen is Game of Thrones with Katniss as the Mockingjay with X-Men in a tantalizing YA twist of magical perfection.Three quotes that summarize this series spoiler-free:”Anyone can betray anyone.” Meet the Lannisters Silver Court and their current royal family.”Make no mistake, my girl. You are playing the game as so...
  • Emily May
    2014-07-28
    I just... can't do it.It was boring, light and silly, and I'm pretty sure I've already read the basic premise of this book in Pierce Brown's Red Rising.I made it to 60% on my kindle and then skimmed for a bit, but I've been attempting to read this book for over a week now and the magic was evidently lost on me. When you're reading a book and you reach a point where you think "is it too soon to DNF this?", you know things must be bad. It's so sad,...
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    2014-10-22
    I'm kinda conflicted over this book. It was well written and entertaining, and if it didn't feel so similar to some other books I could have really enjoyed it. But there were just so many elements that had me thinking, "Yep, I've definitely seen this before." There were also some aspects that felt very contrived, so I had to really work at suspending my disbelief to buy into it.Ultimately, I thought this book was an entertaining read, and I total...
  • Sasha Alsberg
    2015-02-06
    That plot twist though....That betrayal though....MIND = BLOWNRed Queen was fantastic, especially the ending! Wow!
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2014-10-22
    This was fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed this crazy adventure of a book. I will say though that it did take a bit of time for me to really get into this book. I also felt the world is still a bit underdeveloped for my liking, but I'm hoping that I gain a better understanding for everything in the sequel. Other than that such an exciting read, full of twists and turns that will leave you flailing all over the place! HECK I'M STILL FLAILING.
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2016-01-18
    this was a re-read for me. my original review can be found here: goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...youtube: https://youtu.be/kKQ5jusa8fo After re-reading this, I stand by my original 4 star rating and my overall enjoyment of this book. I want to make it clear that I know this book does not have the most original concept and it also uses a lot of tropes, but I still had such a fun time reading it. I love the characters and the sho...
  • Lola Reviewer
    2015-04-12
    4 1/2 stars. ‘‘You are not Silver. Your parents are Red, you are Red, and your blood is red,’’ the queen murmurs, prowling before the bars of my cage. ‘‘You are a miracle, Mare Barrow, an impossibility. Something even I can’t understand, and I have seen all of you.’’ I can’t wait for this book to become a movie. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed this enormously, but I simply know I’ll love it even more on the big screen. That ...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    2014-04-16
    Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsThis book didn't start out terribly. I mean, come on . . . royals with superpowers? And a heroine from amongst the downtrodden servant class? Okay, yes, that does sound kind of familiar, especially considering that said downtrodden heroine is a Red, but beyond that I didn't feel like there were many similarities. And as much as I love Red Rising and Golden Son , I would jump all over it if I thought this book was a copy...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)
    2015-07-23
    Actual rating : 1.5 stars► So, this is the 2015 mind-blowing release? I'm just so fucking bored. UNDERWHELMED is the word. Mare is a selfish brat who can't shut up one second to look at something else than herself. She keeps acting without thinking and gets numerous people harmed/killed. She's a special snowflake through and through, because she's special you know and nothing can be done without her. She's in a constant need of saving and doe...
  • Khanh (the Grinch)
    2015-05-02
    I'm sure it's great if you liked Red Rising. I did not like Red Rising.DNFed this around the 20% mark. I hated the main character. Stupid, selfish, destructive brat intent on destroying the lives of her loved ones with all the makings of a special snowflake. I cannot stand selfishness when it involves harming the lives of innocents. I can't tolerate this character. I can't finish this book. It's been a month since I tried to read on and it's just...
  • Ben Alderson
    2015-01-30
    OMG OMG AMAZING! I WILL BE REVIEWING SOON!
  • Steph Sinclair
    2014-06-30
    YAAAAAASSSS VICTORIA YAAAAAASSSSSS. It's like an X-Men dystopia stuck in a high fantasy world on crack.Look, guys, don't worry about the love triangle. Actually, calling it a love triangle is very spoilerish and I wish I could further calm your feels, but alas, you must read it for yourself. Immensely loved this with very minor reservations and I can't wait for book 2! Full review to come!
  • Zoë
    2015-02-19
    Book 19/100 for 2015UPDATE: Giving it 3 stars because it's only been three months and I've already forgotten everything about this book. I enjoyed reading it, but it was so similar to many other YA books that it's not memorable. WOAH. That was an intense book and I really enjoyed it! I am a sucker for superpowers and this book had such a cool variety of them! I was so into this book that I stayed up very, very late two nights in a row so I could ...
  • Regan
    2014-07-01
    3.5, over hyped but entertaining enough.
  • Aimee
    2014-07-28
    Reading Red Queen was like receiving sour candy when you were expecting some glorious sugary sweets. I just felt so much disappointment after turning the last page, since I was expecting a fresh new story out of this one.This book had so much potential, but after a few chapters of reading, I got this sense of déjà vu, and yup, you guessed it, this book was a cardboard cut-out of all your favorite YA novels put together.Exhibit A: There are the...
  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    2014-05-09
    Red Queen was the first 2015 book I read last year. It was bloody magnificent. That was a pun by the way and, I am immensely proud of that. This book simply blew my mind away. Until now, I still haven’t figured out how to articulate my love and adoration for this book. Hence the delay in this review, but let me try anyway. One of the first thing, I thought while reading Red Queen was God, we have a new Darkling. He is a real treasure and a pup...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2015-07-30
    10% 1984 + 15% Hunger Games + 10% X-Men + 10% Games of Thrones + 15% Divergent..That'd leave us with only 40% of Original Red Queen..Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it ,I may even held extra +rating till part 2 if it gets more of the Original Red Queen storyline..What really bugs me here was the many Deja vus from HG and Divergent since I didn't like the latter's plot much.But let's see step by step with The Red..The Plot and the Setting-----------...
  • Jess
    2014-06-30
    It’s getting a little hot in here, isn’t it? That’s because Red Queen has unearthed what I never thought could occur: A mini Darkling. That’s right. Yet another morally ambiguous character and I am sold. I’m a book pusher and I’m going to push this one right into your hearts. Red Queen is the fantasy that I’ve been searching for. You’ve probably all heard the comparisons before and honestly, they speak the truth. Red Queen took t...
  • Kiki
    2014-10-29
    Good lord in heaven! What in the name of Yves Saint Laurent was THAT?You know how cigarette packets come with those white panels on the front that say SMOKING KILLS and SMOKING SERIOUSLY HARMS YOU AND OTHERS AROUND YOU? This book should carry one of those labels. It would say, THIS BOOK IS REALLY GENERIC.It's not that it's bad. Well. Okay. Look, I'm trying to be diplomatic. This book was bad, but it's not the sort of thing that, if you're interes...
  • Steysha Kravits
    2013-05-02
    Me after the end of the book:It`s soooo good, guys! Can`t say that for sure, but I guess it`s the best dystopian fantasy of the year! Everything you loved from The Selection, The Grisha trilogy, The Winner’s Curse can be found here! The plot is furnished with mystery and intrigues of the royal family, forbidden love, the will to win, the inequality between the two races and, most importantly, the revolution! Along with Mare, we will rise from t...
  • Lainey
    2015-02-18
    UPDATE: to watch my non-spoiler book review + book talk on RED QUEEN click below:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl0-p...I have a lot of feelings about this book. Few of them are good, some... aren't so good. I actually knew I wouldn't truly be able to rate it until after I thought about it for a few days, and I'm pretty content with my rating as of now.There is a lot of hype surrounding this book, that much is obvious. I read it for the Carpe Li...
  • Jessica (priceiswong)
    2015-03-03
    3.5 starsDefinitely have some mixed feelings about this book.This started out SO GOOD. I LOVED the whole idea about being divided by blood, and the silvers having these awesome powers, etc.. (I'm going to love any story involving awesome powers like this - The Darkest Minds trilogy, The Shatter Me trilogy, X-Men, etc...)I loved (and hated) all the betrayal and the fact that you never really know who you can trust.. that ending. Man was I shocked....
  • Maureen
    2015-06-06
    3.5/5I went into this expecting it to be terrible and it really wasn't that bad! Definitely not the best, but not at all terrible. It's an interesting concept and story, but a few elements fall short. It's SUPER predictable, even if you don't catch onto foreshadowing most of the time, and the romantic elements were not great. You'll also need to suspend your disbelief at many points in time, but when don't you need to do that in a YA fantasy book...
  • l a i n e y
    2017-02-15
    Time moves slowly when you're waiting for something good. The fact that Aveyard just bashed her own book, in her own book either means she's a real riot and cleverly self-deprecating OR she really had no self-awareness. Judging from the protagonist in her story, I'd lean on the latter. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••(semi) buddy read : Belle & Frankie
  • Josu
    2015-09-26
    Leído en la #LC_LaReinaRoja.Oh, DIOS MÍO. Este es el claro ejemplo de que el hype está justificado. ESTÁ JUSTIFICADÍSIMO. Ha sido una montaña rusa de emociones, pero para nada común. Cada capítulo tiene al menos un giro en la trama, en cada capítulo tu opinión respecto a los personajes cambia, y a cada página tu corazón se acelera dependiendo de en qué situación Mare se encuentre. Porque siempre está amenazada, vengando, luchando o...
  • Andreea Pop
    2014-07-02
    “In the stories, the old fairy tales, a hero comes. But all my heroes are gone or dead. No one is coming for me.” Wow, wow, wow. This book, guys. THIS BOOK. From start to finish, it traps you in and doesn't let go. If I were to pitch it, I'd say it's a successful and addictive combination between The Grisha Trilogy, The Selection, Shatter Me and something entirely unique. Dystopian and fantasy alike, Red Queen will have you at the edge of you...
  • Candace
    2015-11-15
    Recently, I've found myself reading more fantasy/adventure/paranormal books. While this isn't my usual genre, I've been on a bit of a paranormal kick recently. Sometimes, you've got to change it up a little to keep things from getting too monotonous and this book was a great change of pace for me.The story is a futuristic dystopian tale, based in a world where an elite race, the Silvers, rules over the Reds with an iron fist. The Silvers are gift...
  • Kassidy
    2014-07-28
    *3.5*I liked this book, but didn't love it. The world, characters, and plot are all interesting, but nothing really captivated me.