Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Name: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Pages: 383
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 978-1-4091-5584-3
Rating: 4.5/5

This world is divided into Reds and Silvers. Reds are the lower class, the labourers, soldiers and servants then Silvers are the nobility, the royalty, the ones with abilities and power. Then one girl completely subverts everything both classes thought they knew, she's a Red with the abilities of a Silver and the royal family really don't want that getting out.

Basically, I love this. I think the world building was brilliantly done. I could practically feel Mare's awe when she was wandering around in the Silver's city. The contrast between the Stilts and the Palace was great. I think my favourite part of the world created is how the Silvers use their abilities to manipulate buildings and entertain but as Mare said that's all they have.

Mare is wonderfully cynical, sharp tongued and sassy.  She doesn't care that the King is talking to her and will say whats on her mind. Though I find her somewhat in decisive and a bad judge of character (You'll see what I mean when you read this.) I adore Cal. Such a fiery bloke, pun intended. The difference between him and Maven is brilliant. Really shows what beings in the spotlight is really like.

Then Queen however, her I'm not particularly fond of, but I suppose you're not meant to be fond of her.

I shan't reveal what the twist(s) are in this novel but they are marvellously dramatic and have me dying to read the next novel which comes out in February 2016 and is called the Glass Sword.


  1. YES i absolutely LOVE Red Queen, I had it on ebook but I bought paperback as I loved it so much and that cover, wow! I totally agree, I love the world the author created and I love Mare's character. I was totally torn between Cal and Maven throughout this book and I think I got a mini heart attack during the ending! I just.... GAAH!! Great review!!

    Sinead @ Less Reality More Books

  2. I think I was team Cal to begin with. He was always the one looking out for her. Maven although I liked him was all talk.


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