Friday, January 27, 2017

Review: Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard

Did Not Finish Red Queen (Red Queen book 1) by Victoria Aveyard.

This book comes highly recommended two years ago. The good reviews and high ratings tempt me to start on this new Young Adult urban fantasy series amid my long list of to-be-read. Two years later, I finally delve into reading that which everyone has been raving about. And I am sorely disappointed.

The story starts off well, what with the Reds and the Silvers, and the division between them. I thought I will enjoy the story through and through until I reach the part where the protagonist is - figuratively speaking - forced to be a sheep pretending to be a wolf. And that is where the plot starts to crumble. Still, I struggle on. There must be good reasons for all the great reviews, right? Hang on there. 30%.. 40%... 50%. Argh! I give up.

Publisher: HarperTeen; 1st edition
Publication date: 10 Feb 2015


Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own—an ability she didn’t know she had. Except … her blood is Red.

To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard—the leaders of a Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince—and Mare against her own heart.

*Blurb from author's website*

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