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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard; Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the second stop in today's RED QUEEN blog tour! Earlier I shared my interview with author Victoria Aveyard, and now I'm thrilled to share my review of her upcoming debut release. 


By: Victoria Averyard
Published by: Harper Teen
To Be Released on: 2/10/15
Series: The Red Queen #1
Pre-Order from: Amazon | B&N 
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The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.
To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?
A debut that more than lives up to all it's hype. Victoria Aveyard's RED QUEEN is an unforgettable read. This book hooked me, made me fall victim to it's brilliantly crafted plot twists, had me rooting for it's main character, and got me all riled up over the story's uprising. This book left me wishing the sequel is already out, because I couldn't get enough of this story. 

The World

This is a dystopian world unlike any other I've read about it. It's a world structured by inequality, and ruled by a powerful people. In this world you either are of Red blood, or Silver blood. Red bloods are powerless, and lack super nature abilities and power. They're the working class, and live in poverty. If you're of Silver blood, you are powerful. These are the people who have a variety of super powers and abilities. As super power goes, they are used for good and bad purposes. These are the people rule over all the others. If you're our story's main character, Mare, then you're something else entirely. 

The Characters

Mare has grown up with her red blooded family. She does what she can to get by and help support them. She dreams of falling in her brothers' s footsteps and fighting on the front lines of an ongoing war. After a chance encounter one night, Mare quickly finds herself in the house of Silver. There Mare learns she's of both Red and Silver blood. A powerful person in her own right, Mare has just begun to realize the power within herself, and they things she can do with it. Mare is strong, fierce, and that person whom can easily lead an uprising.  

The characters in this book are awesome. I love well written characters. Each of the characters Victoria introduces into her storyline all have a purpose for being in it. One of the things I really liked, was not being able to know who to fully trust. Mare has to learn to not only guard her heart, she also has to learn who to trust. In a game of politics, and power, she has to quickly learn who's a friend and who's her enemy, before it's too late. 

The Romance 

The romantic element is AWESOME! Fear not, the rumors you hear about a love triangle..... I personally wouldn't call it a love triangle. There's a political motive for the one, and a real feeling for the other. It was obvious from the get go whom had her heart, and to whom she's forced to be with. When a character is forced to be with someone, that does not make it a love triangle. The plot twist with one of the "romantic" leads was fabulously done! I completely fell for against my better judgement. It is that good, and well crafted. 

The Plot Twists

The plot twists are so awesome! These are the kind of plot twists that I at first could see some of them coming, but then along the way I fell victim to the twist itself, because of how Victoria wrote them. These are brilliant, surprising and oh so well plotted. I love it when I think I have things figured out, only to be fooled and fall victim to the twists. There are so many twists layered within the story, and the various characters, it is impossible to predict all the shocking discoveries, secrets, betrayals, and murders. 

Oh you evil, twisted characters. I fell for what you did, even though at first I saw right through it, and mentally screamed at Mare to not fall for it. Somewhere along the way you made what you did believable, and you lured me too. I can't wait to see what Mare and  those who are with her, have in store for you in the next book. What an awesome turn of events. This book is action packed! This book kept me on the edge of my seat at all the right times. And that ending? Didn't see that one coming. I need the sequel like now! 

RED QUEEN is epic! It's action packed, well written, and hard to put down. This is a debut worth picking up! 

One Winner will get Finished Copies of: RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE by Cynthia Hand and MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES by Jasmine Warga

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1 comment:

  1. Great review Katie :D I'm glad you enjoyed this book so much. <3 I had some issues, but I liked it too :)