Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Red Queen book review
Title: Red Queen
Series: The Red Queen series
Number in series: 1
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Plot: Mare Barrow lives in a world of red and silver blood. Those with red blood are common people and are treated like slaves. Those with silver blood have special powers that give them authority to rule.
When The King and Queen discover that Mare has a special power, even though she is a red blood, they force her into pretending to be a silver blood. Can Mare find a way to bring equality to her country and keep her family safe?
This book started out really slow. So slow I had almost decided to quit reading it.
I changed my mind, though, and kept on reading it.
By the middle of the book I was so intrigued by the story I had a hard time putting it down. I couldn't even guess how it was going to end, which is not something you can say about a lot of YA Sci-fi.
I don't want to give you any spoilers, but the ending was pretty terrible. It had a plot twist that personally ruined the story for me.
Because of the ending and the content mentioned below I'm giving it a lower rating than I would have liked to.
Content: Graphic and gory violence is found throughout the book, making this book rather morbid. H**l and d**n are used often. B****h and b****rd are used a few times each. Spiritualism is vaguely discussed.
Characters lie, cheat, and steal to get out of hard circumstances.
My rating: 2