Release Date: February 10, 2015
Rating: 4 STARS
A thrilling new fantasy trilogy for fans of DIVERGENT and THE HUNGER GAMES.
The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.
To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.
Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.
But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?
Now Mare. Oh, Mare. Mare and I have a love hate relationship. I think she is brilliant and beautiful and badass and I love her but at the same time...UGH some of the things she does just piss me off to no end! And it pisses me off more because I understand why she makes the choices that she makes and I agree that she needs to do something and I can't think of a better solution either but I wish she would! Basically I have so much respect and admiration for Mare that I expect a lot from her and sometimes she doesn't deliver because she's human.
I am not even going to talk about Cal and Maven. Too many spoilers, too many emotions, not enough self control. BUT I will talk about this world because I think its a REALLY REALLY REALLY COOL WORLD. Like there are these people with Silver blood and these amazing, crazy, powerful, scary powers who rule over people who have red blood and no powers. EXCEPT that now there's a Red girl with powers. And how the Reds are just so subjugated and treated as if they were less than human and how they are starting to fight back. I just think its so amazing and bizarre and so INTERESTING. So yeah.
Basically Red Queen is frustrating and heartbreaking and hard to read and wonderful and amazing and you should all stop what you are doing and read it because you will be hooked. I MEAN LOOK AT THAT COVER DOESN'T IT JUST MAKE YOU WANT TO PICK UP THIS BOOK AND NEVER LET GO???? I hope you get as pulled into this book as I did. BYEEEEEEEE