Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


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.


Red Queen is one of those books that I will fall in love with the characters again and again. This sci-fi fantasy included main characters Mare, Princes Cal and Marven, and Queen Elara.

This is a total rags to riches kind of story, but not the way you may think. Like in my last book review, I don’t want to give away a whole lot, but Mare is much much more powerful than everyone believes her to be. She is living a lie yet not a lie at the same time.

This book is another one of the most recent popular dystopian sci-fi fantasies where our hero/heroine is the world’s leader, hope, and all they have left. And even though each time the main character does not think of himself/herself as this life savior, they end of being the best they can be because that’s all they have left in them. Even though, I read a handful of these types of books, they’re my favorite nonetheless. And this book hit the spot! I like it because of the action, numerous ups and downs, and the fact that it’s a constant page turner.

As per usual, this book made me love and hate the characters again and again and again. It made me feel how powerful certain characters are and they’re personalitlies really hit me in the face, but in a good way. But there was one thing that I loved throughout the book. There was a character who said, “Anyone can betray anyone.” I love this quote so much! It’s one of the most true things I’ve ever read. Even though the book is fiction, it applies to our world and people so much, especially now.

If you’re a lover of the dystopian worlds, I definitely recommend this book! I haven’t yet to read the sequel, but I’m sure I will in the next few months. Comment down below if you read this book and your thoughts. Keep on reading!


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