By: Victoria Aveyard
Copyright date: 2015
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Price: $14.39 (via the link below)
Publisher: Harper Collins
Synopsis: 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 her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare's potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance - Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart...
Cover: I am probably the only one but I actually thought the cover was kind of boring and dull. Yes it was pretty with the crown and the blood. Also, yes sometimes less is more but I don't know, it just didn't thrill me. I think it could have been done better because I totally would not have picked this one up if it wasn't for a recommendation.
Theme: I believe that the underlying theme of this book was that everyone should be treated equally.
Point of View: This was written in first person with just the one narrator.
Intended Audience: It was written for the young adult audience but the writing was really childish. I am guessing it was written for the younger kids within the young adult genre.
Author Style: Like I said before; since I feel like it was written kind of childishly it was very generic and seemed like anyone could write it. I am not saying she can't write for anything but it was not what I thought it would be seeing as in the book needed to be great to have a great world build.
Characters: Most of the characters kind of got on my nerves and had some sort of horrible quality that stood out. The only character I really liked was Maven; he was Cal's little brother. I feel like he was the best written. I know some people like the 'unlikable' characters but Mare was just obnoxious.
Plot: The world that it was written in was some of the best parts! It seemed to really flow freely when it came to building the world but kind of hit a dud when it came to the action scenes. It didn't seem to have many feelings when it probably should have. The book was amazing when it first started, proceed to get flat and then in the last 50 or so pages made me love them. I felt like there was going to be so much more epicness and there wasn't really any until the end. I am going to be reading the novellas and the next one but I am not going to get excited because I did with this and it let me down.
My Opinion: So yes I liked the book I even thought that it could be another huge fandom but the writing held it back. I really loved the concept of the story; I thought it was an amazing idea. I think one of the biggest things the author can improve on is engaging the readers more. Of course I read the whole thing because I wanted to but as a reader I wanted to have one of those 'can't put it down' type books. Like I said before I will be reading the rest in the series because I did like it enough but I am really hoping the story comes through more in these.
The first novella is out now only as an e-reader.
The novella's book Cruel Crown will be out Janurary 5, 2016
The second book Glass Sword comes out Feburary 9, 2016
Would you recommend this book? Yes
Would you like to buy this book? - http://www.bookdepository.com/Red-Queen/9780062310637
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