Red Queen by Victoria AveyardRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen

byVictoria Aveyard

Paperback | June 7, 2016

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The #1 New York Times bestselling series!

Red Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard, is a sweeping tale of power, intrigue, and betrayal, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.

One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.

And don’t miss War Storm, the thrilling final book in the bestselling Red Queen series!

Victoria Aveyard was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and...
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Title:Red QueenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:June 7, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006231064X

ISBN - 13:9780062310644

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Just finished the series, most definitely a must! Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I really enjoyed this book. The characters, the plot, the powers--all great. The one thing I could do without was the main character + two royal siblings love triangle, but the book is good enough that it doesn't impact my opinion much.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't get enough! Okay so I've read this book about 3 times now along with the rest of the series. It is so amazing, I just can't stop reading them!
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!! I bought this book because it was recommended at my local store, was not disappointed! If you enjoy YA and fantasy/drama this book is for you. Beware, once you start you may as well pick up the whole series.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! I read this book during the summer and I went camping with some friends. I ended up narrating the story to them and WE ALL LOVED IT! Like others said, it is a little bit slow in the beginning, but it picks up and is great!
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read It was a little slow in the beginning but it really picked up, you have to be an avid book lover to stick with it.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read This book is pretty good with great character development and story line, not my favorite book but better than a lot of others I have read. It is worth a read if you enjoy YA (I am an adult who enjoys this so I tend to read more YA than anything)
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love It! A totally new read with tons of underlying meanings and lessons about class, poverty, and power. Amazing villains too!
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from More like a 3.5 I really enjoyed this read! I think its a really great beginner novel for people who are looking to get in to fantasy. Beautiful writing! Definetely reading the next book!
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Addictive! A super developed and detailed storyline, couldn't stop reading!
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant An amazing series with great plot in a uniquely dangerous and seductive world. Beware; there is a fourth book!
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good read Not as fulfilling as it could have been but a good read overall.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! A bit ropey but really good.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great storyline!! Im not a fan of YA but I really like the storyline of this book!! Im interested in seeing what will happen.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good Victoria Aveyard is a very talented author illustrating classism in a fictional world. She creates each character in amazing detail, no character without a flaw. She also demonstrates the common theme of fake wars/fears to give citizens something to unite under monarchy (similar to other YA dystopian/fantasy books). Despite a Silver's or newblood's ability, they are still mortal and shows the unfortunate consequences of power-hungry (and maybe even negatively influenced) characters. Anyone can betray anyone.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Start But Loved the beginning, it had the perfect hook and intrigue. THen... the rest of the novel didn't live up to it. It's a shame really, it had a lot of potential!
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome read! The book was had just the right amount of cliché for my tastes and was one of the few books that was able to surprise me in the end.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great first novel in an exiting series I read this book a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it. It had a good plot line, however the story is quite similar to many popular teen novels out in the market right now... female heroine who is special and has to save the world from evil. That being said, it was still interesting an exiting. I don't think I would read it again, but I am glad I read once.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nah This is a book I wish I could recommend more. I thought the beginning was strong and it had the makings of a really solid YA story. However, somewhere in the middle of the book I feel like Aveyard sort of overbalances. I won't give details for obvious reasons, but there's a point where an author tries so hard to put up hurdles for their characters that they take the sting out of the dilemma.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Great This was a well thought out fantasy universe, and world building is something that deserves serious credit. Great story.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it I bought this book a couple months ago and I just got around to reading it but I'm so glad I did. The story goes in a way you would never expect (especially the ending) I loved this book that I immediatly bought the second and third.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good first book I bought this on a recommendation from a friend and I loved this book. It always kept me on edge and I read it in a day it was so riveting. I was disappointed with the next books, and found myself wishing I didn't buy the books. It's a good dystopian series but did not live up to the greatness of the first book. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!!!!!!!! I got it as a Christmas gift from my aunt and it is one of my favourite books ever. It's a dystopian novel (think The Hungar Games) but the world is divied between red and silver blood. There are so many plot twists and it's just so good. Get this book, I promise, you will love it!!!!
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay It wasn't a bad book. It's just very similar to a lot of other books i've read. If your looking for that sort of thing you would probably enjoy this book.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ordinary, But Enjoyable If You Like That Sort of Thing Red Queen is a fun, if bog-standard, young adult dystopian novel. The world is divided into Reds and Silvers. Silvers are silver-blooded and hereditarily superpowered; their powers ranging from the ability to control fire or metal, or burrow into someone's mind and control them, or any other number of powers. Reds have red blood and no powers. They're oppressed, kept poverty-stricken and used as cannon fodder in useless Silver wars. Our main character, Mare Barrow, is a Red on the cusp of adulthood, as is her best friend, Kilorn. Kilorn is nearly eighteen when the fisherman he is apprenticed to dies suddenly, leaving Kilorn no choice but to join the military. Thus starts our adventure with Mare, as she will do anything to keep her friend safe. A series of hijinks and situations later and Mare is working as a servant at the royal palace. She falls into the gladiatorial arena where noble girls are literally fighting it out to become the betrothed of crown prince Cal. However, instead of being electrocuted by the energy field protecting the arena, she survives and is discovered to have the power of electricity, sparking Mare's new nickname: the Lightning Girl. That her blood is red, not silver, is kept a desperate secret and she is affianced to younger prince, Maven, and trained in her new powers. Like the rest of the book, Mare is a pretty standard YA heroine caught between two brothers; of course, she is drawn to the brother she's not engaged to. Throw in a bit of rebellion and the narrative starts to take shape. It's not until a few twists are revealed at the end that the story really starts. Most of Red Queen feels like slow set-up to the remaining books in the series, trying to flesh out princes Cal and Maven, while always hinting at their potential downfall. Red Queen was ordinary in almost every way, but enjoyable enough that I will still pick up the second book.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Red Queen A great beginning to the series, I liked the love triangle.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great This series is great because of the way it defies stereotypes and typical 'teen' storyline and characters while being told in a brilliant tone and writing style
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well-Written I love this series! Totally unpredictable, set in a unique and new world, and packed with characters with many dimensions, dystopian readers will fall in love! Beware though, there is a fourth and final book that doesn't come out for another year at least
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed... I enjoyed the book, but I didnt really care for the characters or care much in general by the end of the book. I found the book kinda chiche so I dont have much motivation to continue on with the series, but I see why people would like it.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intense. Power and love come together in this novel and had me hooked from the very first chapter. I cannot wait to read the next two novels in this series. Aveyard truly has a talent for writing in ways which will hook you in the beginning and leave you surprised yet curious in the end.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hooked This book has me hooked, I am definitely going to follow this series. The strong female lead is inspirational. I cannot wait to see what happens next.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! I really just wanted to keep reading this book past when I decided I should go to sleep. I had to finish this book at 12 pm when I only had 2 chapters left! It kept me awake! As I kept reading it really played with my emotions and the big plot twist near the end really caught me off gaurd! This is a great read, and i recomend reading it!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it it was a really good read.. it was quite easy to read as well and once i picked it up i couldn't put it down until i was done. although it did remind me of the hunger games a little.. but if you liked the hunger games i'm pretty sure you will like this book as well.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Definitely a dystopian type book Wasn't too captivated by this book. It was good....but by how much everyone was talking about it I was expecting more. Was very "been there done that"
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! This is a really good series and I'm very happy with this book.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Done before but one of my faves Many people are saying that this book has stolen plots from books such as The Hunger Games but I mean all dystopian stories are like this (or at least I have yet to find one that isn't). Great read. Left me mind blown. "Anyone can betray anyone".
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Loved the story and am excited to read the next novel
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great book! I thought I would hate this book but I ended up loving it. The story was kind of predictable and cliche at once because there's the royalties and the commoner. But all in total, this is a great book. It's action packed and some cute romance between the characters.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely loved it This is by far one of my favorite books I've read! Looking forward to reading the rest of the series!
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible story Beautiful fantasy that had me hangin on its every word
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read I understand that the story is not the most original, but I thought it was really well done! Mare is very much a relatable and real type of character. She's not perfect, which makes her unique from a lot of other teen novel characters. I absolutely loved this book, but the rest of the series goes downhill after this.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good read, but... The story of the Reds and Silvers seemed too familiar to me. The way society is set up reminded me too much of The Hunger Games' the capital vs. districts 1-13. Although it does not feature the games, the rebellion is very similar to Mockingjay and that may have threw me off a little bit.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A fun read, but been done before The writing was quite simple, the story fairly formulaic...you definitely get the feeling you have read this book before. In the beginning I found the heroine to be admirable but any likable qualities she had, slowly begin to unravel and by the end of the book I found myself to be annoyed and almost disgusted by her. That being said, it is a fast paced and entertaining read - if you're looking for some light fluff to kill some time.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Been done before, but entertaining nonetheless The writing was quite simple, the story fairly formulaic...you definitely get the feeling you have read this book before. In the beginning I found the heroine to be admirable but any likable qualities she had, slowly begin to unravel and by the end of the book I found myself to be annoyed and almost disgusted by her. That being said, it is a fast paced and entertaining read - if you're looking for some light fluff to kill some time.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A total fail Cliche and extremely cheesy. YA doesn't need to mean childish plots that steal from Red Rising and the Hunger Games. Quite possibly also the most inept rebels ever written.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from That ending That plot twist at the ending, never saw it coming
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Put it on your Summer reading list This book has so much depth but it embodies every character and catches your eye immediately!!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh I liked it the first time I read this, I loved it. When I last reread it, it seemed a little forced.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best summer read yet Selected this book by chance an absolutely loved it!! Have already recommended to a couple of friends and have stared the next in the series!! Hunger Games meets The Selection!!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Could not get through I was super excited to read this book but I could not get through he first few chapters. It was really dull and I felt like I was reading something soooo similar to the hunger games
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! This book was phenomenal! The plot was thought through, and writing was fantastic! I was always on the edge of my seat, and I would have rather read the book than sleep! This is a must read if you like The Selection series and The Hunger Games!
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I really enjoyed this and found I didn't want to put it down. It's darker then I thought it'd be which keeps you on edge and where some books are pretty predictable after this book I'm not sure how the next one will go I'm excited to start it!
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I had read these after they were recommended by a friend extremely happy i did i really enjoyed the plot and characters throughout the story.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty cool The plot and storyline overall has a cool concept and the book was fun to read. The problem was that the characters aren't very developed or relatable.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good A bit tropie but other than that a good story
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good A bit tropie but other than that a good story
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok not the best, but not the worst. if you really don't have anything better to do, go for it. but i think there could be better books out there than this, just because it's pretty repetitive of a lot of other sci-fi/dystopian/fantasy YA books out there *cough cough* divergentthehungergamesTHEHUNGERGAMES* it's the same old same old. if you're looking for something new to read, then i recommend not reading this
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I loved Aveyard's writing style! She told an epic tale of self-discovery and societal struggles with beautiful description. I would definitely recommend this novel to readers who love fiction, and a strong female protagonist!
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent but not Amazing It isn't the greatest book that I have ever read but it is far from the worst. I personally found it very predictable but I would probably buy the sequel if it was on sale.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this This book was a great read and looking forward for more!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVED THIS BOOK! I was skeptical about my purchase of this novel, but I'm glad I went through and bought it. I loved the book. I was able to easily visualize the events that took place in the story. It's a great read.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpectedly Great! Wasn't super sure what I was getting into with this book, but I loved it! The story is compelling and it was hard to put down. I am definitely reading the rest of the series.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Red Queen I did not expect to like it at as much, but it has everything a good fantasy book needs. I love the different abilities the Silvers can have.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book series was amazing! I would recommend it to anyone! It hooked me from the start and left me wanting for more. Now I have to wait until 2018 for the next one
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome You know those things you see where it says 'This book tore out my heart and shredded it to pieces. Here read it.' That was this book. It was amazing in a heart wrenching kind of way. Totally recommend.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read This is great book in the YA fantasy genre. Interesting world-building and characters, with bearable amounts of teenage angst. I prefer the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, but this was still an enjoyable read.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST SERIES EVER OMG what can I even say?! This book had me hooked from start to finish!
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read Enjoyed reading this dystopian novel, i enjoyed the unique world of Mare and her Princes.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CRAZY! This book was a wild ride from start to finish, full of plot twists and intense scenes where the results lie unknown. If you're looking for a fantasy, kick-butt novel, this is probably it. The main character is such a powerful person and it really shows during numerous epic scenes in the story. There are so many cool elements to this book, like the setting, the battles, and the different powers that the people possess. I would recommend this book to fans of Throne of Glass, The Kiss of Deception, and maybe the Lunar Chronicles
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! It was so hard to put this book down that I read it in two days! I'm in my mid-twenties and I can't wait to receive the rest of this series, highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I really enjoyed this book, I couldn't put it down and I want to read the next ones. I found the main character annoying at times and there were cliche over the top moments, but it definitely keeps your interest and it tells an interesting story. I liked the comparison to real world slavery where the reds are marginalized. I also liked the interesting powers of the silvers and the fact that all of the silvers were not evil. I really like how Mare has to face the people that she condemns to death, it makes an impact for her to see their faces and see their families and grieve for them. A lot of it was too dramatized for me, everything is over the top with too much power everywhere. About 3/4 of the way through I got kind of tired of the writing. Everything that was happening was so BIG and powerful. I also didn't like how Cal liked Mare so quickly and for no real reason. I did like that there wasn't a whole lot of brooding nonsense (i.e. he's so handsome and she's so beautiful constantly).
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I enjoyed this story. It's not original in any way but sometimes you just want to read something similar to a book you have already read.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read It was hard to put down, very entertaining.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Un-put-down-able I stayed up late into the night finishing up this book! A world divided by blood color sure does have some uncanny similarities to our reality. This book is filled with royal intrigue, major plot twists that will make your head spin and action. I loved it and can't wait to read Glass Sword :)
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read I really like the concept behind this book and the plot itself - it didn't 'wow' me the way some other fantasy books have, but it's a good read and if you like fantasy books in general I think you would enjoy the book.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! Even though I'm in my mid-twenties, I really enjoyed this YA novel. Great action, great suspense and twists. I loved the moral and socio-economic elements to the story. Great read, excited to read the next book in the series.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it. The story line was very interesting and definitely gave me Throne of Glass vibes. I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG The plot twist made me want to throw the book out the window, jump with it because it's so amazing, roll down a hole, throw the book in fire, splash it in water, lay in front of a car, give myself and the book a funeral, and scream bubbles because thats how well the story was made, it just makes you rethink the book and your life and how the ending hit me like an invisible truck.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Great book, not as strong as others in this genre, but none the less it was a great read! I look forward to reading more in Aveyard's universe!
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Exciting This series is one I will continue to follow. The plot is great, but the love triangle kind of gets in the way. As do most of them. It is also a little tedious in places, but definitely and enjoyable read with the plot twists.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from #plumreview What on earth did I just read?!?! So many feels, so little time to express them! Everything about this book was just so amazing. I had a hard time getting into it at first, though I'm not sure if that's the book or the fault of my previous book slump... either way, I loved everything about this book. There are so many books where there's insta-love but not this one, and the characters just made me feel so much. I also love that it wasn't all about the love, but that more took a backseat, like a side plot. It was still there, but not the main focus. The only thing that maybe needed to be improved was the world building, especially the part about the war since it was mentioned in the beginning but we never really got much more than that about it. Overall, my opinion on this book is that everyone in the world needs to read it, if they haven't already! If you read it... be prepared for all the feels!
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful A thrilling story mixed in with the all the elements of suspense and action fantasy brings. Hidden beneath are moral choices everyday the characters have to face which ultimately starts this tale.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Protagonist was a Mary Sue #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read. From the minute I read the first page, I couldn't put the book down. Even though it's marketed as YA, it has such a maturity to it and the storyline keeps you involved and interested the whole way through the book.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My son loves it I haven't read it yet but my son loved it. He's currently reading "King's cage".
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story This book was full of betrayal and had interesting twists and turns.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sick of Love Triangles between Brothers I didn't like it. Would have preferred without the love triangle tbh.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stellar! I love this book. It has such a unique plot line and the twists had me dying. The author described a treacherous situations with grace and I felt as if i was actually in the story. Amazing read, one i will never forget.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great series Perhaps my new favorite series, so good
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tired I'm tired of the same stories and concept as Hunger Games and Divergent. I loved Hunger Games when I read the series and I thought Divergent as repetitive of that. Same goes for this one. I wouldn't bother reading to be honest. I also heard from a friend who read the entire trilogy that the third book's ending wasn't that great. Same as Divergent's ending was stupid. So I'm not going to bother with this one.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love! This book kept me hooked and I finished it within the day! The ending had me wanting more and I couldn't wait to start the next one. I love books with dystopian societies, and this book is no exception. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ok Wow! So I had no idea what I was getting into for this book and I was pleasantly surprised by the story and the characters! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Entertaining!!! World Building: grew once your into it /Characters: great /Romance: a bit /Pace: great /Feels: a bit /Able to put down: nope /Worth the read: YES
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Original Interesting characters, dystopian society in a new way, not naively happy like some others, great read!
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from couldn't put it down Really enjoyed the book, couldn't put it down. Although... I found some parts to be too similar to Divergent and the Selection Series, thus making it feel slightly unoriginal...
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Different! World Building: Great, really unique Characters: good Romance: a bit Pace: good Feels: a few Able to put down: not really Worth the read: YES
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book This book literally blew my mind. I love it so much. It's pretty much my new favourite series.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adventurous A great start to a very good series, definite plus read for Hunger Games and Divergent fans.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad At first I didn't want to read this because there was so much hype over it being like the Hunger Games, but once I read it I found myself not being able to put it down. It's definitely different than the Hunger Games and any other "similar" books.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quite entertaining I liked this book quite a lot. It did the job of allowing me to immerse myself in a whole other world and imagine the amazing powers the characters harness. I have yet to read the second and third books but I feel they will not disappoint!
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it Didn't think I would enjoy this book since I've been trying to stray away from YA recently but god did it break my heart and take my emotions on a roller coaster.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good Some say this is like Hunger Games and I have to say, there are definitely a lot of resemblances. First the Mare is spunky from a poor district just like Katniss. Second, like Katniss, Mare is pulled into the Capitol to distract people from focussing on a rebellion. Third, she falls in love with another than the one she met in the poor district. Throw in a bit of super powers and bam - you've got Red Queen.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Couldn't get into it I read the first quarter to third of the book and just could not get into it. I didn't finish the rest. The story is bland and I just didn't feel invested in the characters.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overhyped I liked this book enough, I just don't think it's as good as everyone thinks it is.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from totally invested in this series This book really pulled me into the world where it takes place and had amazing plot twists.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it YA fantasy has always been one of my preferred genres because of the (usually) lighter tone and (somewhat) relateable characters, but sometimes i just go through a book and wonder "why did i read that?" Red Queen helped pull me out of this slump and see the light again. totally recommend if youre into rooting for the underdog and superpowers and girl power :^)
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! A good start to the series, really interesting concept and world setting. The ending is so unexpected, but it was so great and heartbreaking!! This should be a great series!
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome read very good start to a series
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sleep deprived Could not put this book down. was captivated by the characters. A unique way of delivering.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as it could be Throne of glass is a much better book
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book I really liked this book! If you like Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi and An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, you will probably like this book.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I bought this book a couple weeks ago, and I liked it. I will be continuing on with the series!
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read I really enjoyed the book. This is definitely a page turner. I can't wait to read the next book.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from x-men meets hunger games this was a great quick read as long as you're not sick of dystopian. I wouldnt continue with the series though #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from History comes alive! Love these books, you feel as though you're in the book, as though you can live with the character and how it was to survive back in the middle ages
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Loved the character development. For a young adult read it was well written and engaging, very enjoyable. After reading it from the library I had to go buy the series to reread and it was so worth it! There is so much subtle foreshadowing it was even better reading the second time around!
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE Another great series for those who enjoy a dystopian super powered rise from the ashes type story. Looking forward to the movie adaptation.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Beginning This is an amazing hook to a series. It captures your attention and makes you want to read more. While the second book does not compare, I am hopeful that the third installment will help me believe in this series once more.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly written!! This book was wonderful and drew me in till the end!
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good Such a good book, but the second one isn't as good
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Thrilling! If you like the The Hunger Games and Divergent series, you will love this book! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from captivating read! I really enjoyed this book. Even if I was questioning some things throughout, it ended up making sense in the end. Very easy read, good amounts of action and politics.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love ive red it 4 times already love it
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes Yes Yes An amazing series. I loved every aspect and every detail. Red Queen pulled me in right at the beginning, which is always a blessing. I love to read, and I loved reading this series. If you're debating whether or not you should get into the Red Queen series, just do it. A great YA read with an even mix of fantasy, charm, and passion.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exciting! Really great YA novel! If you loved the hunger games you'd love this.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great start to a new series! An addicting first book. Red Queen has a great setting with great characters. In love with this new world!
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An addicting read! This book was amazing! I was looking for a quick and entertaining read and I was not disappointed. The characters draw you in from the very beginning and the plot keeps you wanting more. I could not put it down! I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the series. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! I bought this book over Christmas break for a quick and entertaining read. It was amazing! I could not put it down. The characters and plot draw you in from the very beginning. I cannot wait to get y hands on the next book in the series so I can read it!
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book I really loved this story line and the characters; you get really enveloped in the story and the characters. I lent this book out to one person in my book club, and I haven't seen it in a year because everyone is reading it.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE I recommend this book to everyone. The characters and plot are amazing. I could not put it down.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! Kept me wanting more! It was hard to put this book down with the steady developing characters and scenarios. Can't wait to read through the rest of the trilogy!
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good I fell in love with the cover of this book before I even knew what the book was about. I started reading not even knowing what the book was about. I caved in and checked GoodReads to see what the book was about after about two pages. It sounded good enough, so I continued. Mare Barror lives in the slums. I don't know if this book was taken in the past or future, but that doesn't really matter. She is a Red, which means she has red blood. The other people are called Silver. They have special abilities to control nature and other elements. The Silver people are prosperous and the Reds are basically servants to them. Red's family is struggling to survive. All her brothers were enlisted in the Silver army. It is basically a death sentence. When a Red turns 18 they get dragged into the army unless they have a job. Mare was about to be enlisted but a generous stranger gets her a job in the castle. When in the castle she realizes she is more than just a 'Red.' Without spoiling I have to say that this book is a Must Read. I definitely recommend. I would like it if there was more of a love story but not all books follow those lines. That's fine. Haha. On to the next book now :)
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great It was an exciting story, creative and unique. I would highly recommend reading it. There is a lot of plot twists though.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Absolutely loved this. It was an amazing read and totally captivating.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read I really enjoyed this book, got lost in the world and characters Victoria Aveyard created.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lack of World Building When reading a fantasy novel, the most important element for the reader is the world building. This is what sets one fantasy novel apart from another. The Red Queen is sorely, and unfortunately lacking in world building. Which is really a shame, because there is a lot of potential here for an amazing fantastical world. Lack of world building is the reason for the lower review. However, I did genuinely relate the main character, Mare, and felt for her trying to keep up with the nasty politics surrounding this arbitrary by-blood power system. As a reader, you feel the Reds pain and can sympathize with the Guard. Additionally, I actually think the "love triangle" here makes sense with the plot - though I wish it wasn't needed. Ultimately, I would recommend this novel for those who like monarchy based power systems, Cinderella-retellings, or covert operative plot points. I do intend to read the next novel, if that helps!
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lack of World Building When reading a fantasy novel, the most important element for the reader is the world building. This is what sets one fantasy novel apart from another. The Red Queen is sorely, and unfortunately lacking in world building. Which is really a shame, because there is a lot of potential here for an amazing fantastical world. Lack of world building is the reason for the lower review. However, I did genuinely relate the main character, Mare, and felt for her trying to keep up with the nasty politics surrounding this arbitrary by-blood power system. As a reader, you feel the Reds pain and can sympathize with the Guard. Additionally, I actually think the "love triangle" here makes sense with the plot - though I wish it wasn't needed. Ultimately, I would recommend this novel for those who like monarchy based power systems, Cinderella-retellings, or covert operative plot points. I do intend to read the next novel, if that helps!
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Awesome! I read this book because it was on the top 50 list and I do not regret it! I am so in love with the characters and the story line. I can't wait to get my hands on the next books!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Best book I've read in a long time
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Good Book The author kept you on your toes with all the plot twists
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Exciting book with an interesting plot!
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pure fun to read. I admit, I'm a sucker for the superhero genre, & this fits right in! You can have your own opinion about the characters, but they were interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if a movie is in the works sometime.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes Yaaassss just yassss. Not all that original but who cares it was still awesome
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good read I bought this book and it was a really good read. the plot was great. highly recommend reading this book!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I read this when it first came out and absolutely loved it. Soooooo good!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating I loved the concept, loved the characters and hated them at the same time. It was captivating. I just bought King's Cage actually- been waiting so impatiently to read.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible!! I fell in love with this book as soon as I started to read it! The active plot keeps you on your toes waiting to see what happens next!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! This book is like The Hunger games meets The Selection but with its own twists and turns. I can honestly say I didn't see one huge plot twist coming. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A captivating beginning of a great series! In a dystopian future, where there are silver bloods and red bloods. The silvers have powers while the reds don't. Mare is a red girl whom one day discovers that she possess the powers of silvers. To cover this up, the silver King claims Mare as a lost silver princess, and she soon finds herself caught up in their world. A great plot full of betrayal, action and romance. Recommended for fans of X-Men.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!! If you are a hunger games fan, do yourself a favour and pick up this exciting read!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love! I love the strong characters in this book. They deal with an array of emotions and actions, awesome series!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I absolutely loved this book! I thought it was really easy to get into it and it was really well written. The plot twist is amazing and I did not see it coming. It's a very clever book and I'm really glad that I decided to give it a chance. I definitely am giving this book a 5 stars out of 5 and I cannot wait to start Glass Sword.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT! I'd give this book four and a half stars. It was good a little hard to get into, but as soon as you were in, you were in. The story was the same as most dystopians are, but I really liked the powers and the idea of how they were portrayed. A good quick read. I would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impossible to put down!! To be honest I bought this book solely on the cover image, but as soon as I started to read I knew that I was going to have a hard time putting it down. I love how the characters were written each their own person and yet they all fit together to make an incredible book!
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from MEH! It wasn't the worst book I've read... the story was a bit derivative of other teen novels. but i would recommend this if you have nothing else to do...
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ehhh It was alright It was just alright. The plot was good but drew on too many other elements of books. The characters were okay but the character development was poor. Have yet to decide if I will continue the series. Not for me, but others have loved it. Would recommend as something to try- it might be the best book you've read in a while or the worst.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ohkay I could did it without the love triangle.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good book I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was interesting and entertaining but is also not all that different from other ya books. I usually try to avoid reading about love triangle so that may have been why it wasn't that enjoyable for me. I will probably read the rest of the books in the series, eventually. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-04

Editorial Reviews

“Fascinating world building... Readers will be intrigued by a world that reflects today’s troubling issues concerning ethnic inequality, unfair distribution of wealth, pollution, warfare, political corruption, and the frightening power of the media.”