My thoughts and opinions on… Red Queen

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I finished the book named Red Queen by the woman named Victoria Aveyard.  Red Queen is a Young Adult fantasy novel that reminds me of books like The Hunger Games and Divergent.  It was a great book that I enjoyed.

Red Queen is about a girl named Mare Molly Barrow.  In Mare’s world, there are people who have red blood and people who have silver blood.  If you have silver blood, then, you are blessed with magical powers.  You are a part of the ruling class.  If you have red blood, then, you have no powers.  Instead, you are poor.  The silver class controls you.  The silver class sets the rules that restrict you and your life.  However, in an unexpected moment, Mare discovers that she has powers like the silver elite… even though she has red blood. The King and Queen of her society crown Mare as Lady Mareena Titanos because of this discovery.

This book is one of my favorite new books to read.  I really like the protagonist named Mare.  Mare is tough, wily, and feisty.  She thinks-on-her-feet.  She is strong and she is smart.  Mare tries her best to overcome the difficulties that she faces. She tries to help out the red class that she originally came from even though she discovers new powers that she never knew she had inside of her.

Another great thing about this book is the world-building.  The author creates a whole new world where the silver bloods rule and where the red bloods are nothing more than workers and slaves.  This world draws you in.  You can feel the anger and the frustration that people feel if they are from the red class.  At the same time, you can feel the power and the strength that people feel if they are from the silver class.

Another thing that I liked about this book was the well-written fight scenes in it.  There was a great fight scene at the end of the book where Mare shows her ingenuity and smarts… as well as her strength. 

The biggest thing that I enjoyed about this book is the love story in it.  Mare meets two princes when she leaves her home because of the discovery that she has strong powers like those who are a part of the silver elite.  Both princes seem like they could be the perfect match for Mare.  Both are smart and cunning.  In the end, Mare can only pick one.  But will she pick the right one?

Additionally, there was also a surprise in the book that shocked me. It made me re-think everything that I knew about the characters in the book. 

As you can tell, I really enjoyed Red Queen.  I give it a 5-star rating.

I will eagerly read the rest of the books in the series.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

12 thoughts on “My thoughts and opinions on… Red Queen”

  1. I love books with strong female lead characters. This sounds like something I’d like to check out.

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  2. I love The Hunger Games and Divergent. I have heard good things about this book. I will make sure to pick-it-up when I stop by the book store.

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