Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I knew the moment I saw the cover alone, I wanted to read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.  Then I read the synopsis and I had a feeling right then, it had potential to be one I would love.

I seriously couldn't put this one down, it grabbed my attention right from the start and I seriously loved it entirely.
In fact after I finished reading it, I went back to work at the library and told everyone in my opinion it's the new Hunger Games / Divergent.
I know, that is really saying a lot, but it is seriously that good.

Mare Barrow is a 17 year old girl who has grown up as a Red her entire life.  That means, her blood is red and she has grown up in The Stilts and will always be working in poverty and always under the Silvers control and is segregated against because of her blood color.

The Silvers, have silver blood.  They are like the God's, and along with that have their own kind of powers.  They rule over the Red's, they also make all the rules.

Mare Barrow, thought she knew her life was never going to change.  That was until the day she finds herself working in the Silver palace.  Then out of nowhere discovers she has a power of her own, a power that no Red is or should posses.  A power that could be greater than most Silvers, but also one that if found out could get her killed.

Thrust into a new life, that she is forced to hide deadly secrets, and pretend to be something she is not.  A secret that if found out, would surely be the end of her life as well as her families.

I know this review is probably not the most enticing, but I didn't want to accidentally ruin any of the plot twits with giving you too much information before you read it.  Nothing worst than reading a spoiler!

Red Queen, is power and destiny with plot twist after plot twist topped off with lots of lies, spies and betrayal.  Victoria Aveyard weaves an incredible story, with fabulous writing that if you find it to be anything like I did, you'll hardly be able to put this down!  I highly recommend this book!

FYI: I have read that the book was picked up by Universal and the movie rights have been bought.  It is in production, but no release date or other information is out on that yet.  YAY AWESOME!


14 comments :

  1. Ooh... I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds right up my alley! I'm going to have to go look for it, it sounds like it could be good vacation reading :)

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    1. This one was an attention grabber for me from start to finish, and everyone so far I have recommended it to has enjoyed it as well so if you pick it up, I think you'll love it! It would be a great plane read while you're on your way to your trip!

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  2. I held this an entire trip in Target & put it back... I now want to go back & get it!

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    1. LOL, sounds like something I would do:) Definitely this one is worth the trip back to get!

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  3. I am an avid reader but this does not sound like the type of book that would be on my bedside table. At the moment I am reading The Goldfinch for book club and it is entirely too long. The last book we read, The Nightingale was absolutely wonderful and I would highly recommend it.

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    1. Dystopian type fantasy worlds are not for everyone!
      I haven't read Goldfinch, but I am familiar with it, I hear it's a good read! I started reading Nightingale a while back at work, I agree it's a good one, I need more slow times at work to pick it up and finish, LOL

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  4. I need a new book to suck me in! I loved Hunger Games too. Thanks for the recommendation

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    1. For Hunger Games and Divergent fans this is a read you will enjoy! I also loved the storyline so much it reminded me of the well put together writing of the Cinder series. So if you like those types of books, you will love this one!

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  5. I'm definitely guilty of wanting to read books based on cover (or more often, title!) too! After reading your description of it...I really need to go find it so I can read it! :O

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  6. Its an awesome escape read and oh so hard to put down:) If you enjoy dystopian fantasy you will probably love this book!

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  7. That's one of my favorite types of books to read, so I'm thinking I'll probably love it! :D

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  8. If you do, I would love to hear your thoughts on it after!!!

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  9. Ok this is def a book I must get my hands on.

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  10. We seem to like a lot of the same types of books, so I am pretty sure you will LOVE this one!!!

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