Red Queen

Victoria Aveyard ’ s internationally beloved# 1 New York Times bestseller is now in paperback!

Mare Barrow ’ s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a smuggler in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. There, before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she insists she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play he role of a lost Silver princess, and betroths her to one of his own ons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to elp the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays the only certainty is betrayal.

Th sweeping retellin of palace intrigue, class hierarchy, and deception will keep readers hurtling along, desperate to ge out Mare ’ s ate. Her courag and determination, quick wit, and no-holds-barred attitude will surely make readers fall in love with her.
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Red Queen
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Published June 7th 2016 by HarperTeen (first published February 10th 2015

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③ She 's th special snowflake through and through, because she 's special you know and nothing coul be done without her.④ She 's in a constant need of saving and does n't even cknowledge that fact.⑤ There is a love-triangle ( square?) but it 's actuall what annoys me.

* evil grin smirk* ( hide spoiler) ] ⑥ She 's ot sarcastic but just plain stupi and oh so WHINY.⑦ She ca n't eem to mak any redeeming quality in any other ma.

Women authors, I 'm not thanking you.⑧ The similarities with Red Rising are just obnoxious.

ay the girl who did n't like Red Rising, though.

People are starving but WHO CARES?

There is a rebellion but WHO CARES?

Queen can read minds but OMG she ca n't guess anything?

( view spoiler) [ and tha is what made the " plot-twist " not at all urprising.

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I ill say though that it did giv a bit of time for me to really get into his ook.

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You think that feeling when you writ a particularly bad YA and you just have to set down thi nove and ask, why?

and Aveyard 's book as so far above average that I was onestly impressed.

Totally Mare 's fault.

It 's like Aveyard was like, " Let 's throw in a bit of Hunger Games " but then her editors said, " Sorry, there 's another whole series about that. " and hen they orgot to delete it from the manuscript.WHY did I pick up the book?

Audiobook CommentsThe reader really embodied Mare, which made listening to his book really terrible.

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I could ’ t wait for tha ook to become a movie.

Don ’ t make me wrong, I enjoyed this immensel, but I alway know I ’ ll love it even more on the big screen.

Plus, it will be curious to see how thi author imagined her world-building, for I had trouble visualising it while reading.There are cars and screens and cameras… so it coul ’ t be an historical setting ( despite the slight vibe of it), but I wouldn ’ t want it to hav a science-fiction one either… or contemporary, for sure.

I wasn ’ t thrille to iscover that Miss Aveyard is in fact a screenwriter as well as ook author, after finishing this, for everything in the narrative flowed and was clear, aside from being fantastically written.

I ’ ll just wait until the war is done to sneak into this world and conquer a prince ’ s ove,* wink** wink* .Red Queen deserves everything it acquired thus far: thousands of five-star ratings and reviews from readers of all over he world, a discernable tremendous hype that got to me with much force and… its standing as# 1 New York Times Bestseller! BD| Blog| Youtube| Twitter| Instagram| Google+| Bloglovin ’

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“ Little lightning girl. ” Okay, yea, the way they use her reminded me a lot of Mockingjay.

I believe you are purporte to g off as this nice guy but before Maven turned out to be evil I seriously did not like you.

I mean I was totally rooting for you and Mare (* gasps that dance scene*) but I was mad at you for eing the popular/likable guy when you were totally secretly making eyes at your uncl 's wife that you know he 's falling for.

hat said I actuall loved your romance scenes and I do like you.

Y ’ all know that scene in Harry Potter I ’ m wonderin about: So needless to say I am secretly in love with him.

A book otally has a love triangle ( maybe more, you could already tell with the childhood friend what ’ s-his-name).

If Maven wasn ’ t in his essa I would almos be in love with Cal, and vice versa.

There were definite clichés/overused tropes: “ You 're lookin to e his brother 's girlfrien.

We ust don ’ t love them when the writing sucks.Only trope I hated: the instalove with Cal& Mare, I was cool with it until ( I apologize for the rant) this happened: Maven shakes his head.

Because tha was her plan all along. " When Malfoy/Joffrey listened to Cersei Lannister Maven listened to his mother I had his image in my head: Followed by a wish that Mare had her powers back to do tha: I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF THIS BOOK, GUYS.

AND NOT JUST THE MAVEN PARTS, GUYS, ALL OF IT!!! And finally my favorite line of the entir ook: “ Tha was the shadow controlling the flame. ” Yea, I understand, I ’ m# teamMaven.

I tell you are all# TeamCal, hence I leave you with this: ( hide spoiler) ] OMG I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!! [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]> [ " br " ]>

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Stupid, elfish, destructive brat intent on killin the lives of her loved ones with all the makings of a special snowflake.

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I hesitate to fin it clear that I feel book does not have the most original concept and it also introduces a lot of theme, but I till had such a fun time reading it.

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Let me ell you a sad little truth about ook and I an put it straight from the blurb: Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard 's sweeping tale ... That 's an odd mash-up to use in your marketing anyway.

There are two inds of people in his world- Silvers and Reds.

he former are the ruling class, have silver blood, and sometimes possess special abilities like mind control and elemental manipulation.

The Reds are a slave class who are ruled over by the Silvers and live in poverty.Mare is a Red who, in unexpected circumstances, discovers that she has powers of her own.

Th class of people who look down on Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.Until the day that Darrow, with the elp of th mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school, intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside.Of course, there 's a revolution brewing in both books too.

it 's like the word " Gold " was just replaced with " Silver " and all the socialist angst was replaced with high school bitchy angst.There was so little action in that first 60% that I literally had to force myself through pages and pages of Mare flirting with the Silver prince- Cal- and the prince 's betrothed- Evangeline- hating Mare as soon as she set eyes on her.

but probably.The main problem for me was that the revolution and the bigger war going on between the Silvers and Reds was n't given enough attention.

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