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)
Release DateFeb 10th, 2015
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fiction

Reviews Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

  • Rachel E. Carter
    “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
    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
    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...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    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.
  • Sasha Alsberg
    That plot twist though....That betrayal though....MIND = BLOWNRed Queen was fantastic, especially the ending! Wow!
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    this was a re-read for me. my original review can be found here: goodreads: 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...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    12/29/17 - I hated this book, but I'm the minority, so who am I to deprive others? ON SALE for $2.99: 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 s...
  • Lola Reviewer
    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 ...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    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 meanie)
    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...