Synopsis: “This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.
Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.
But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.” (Goodreads.)
Review: Oh my goodness! I’m an avid reader, but after college I had a hard time getting into reading again, but this book is the first book I read in less than a week! Mare is the coolest heroine I have come across since Hermione Granger and Katniss Everdeen. THERE NEED TO BE MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS!
This book is great for many reasons but I’m only going to say a few. (I don’t wanna spoil the thing!) Red Queen is a mix between Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and pretty much the coolest science fiction stuff there is. Red Queen is like Hunger Games in the way that both stories consist of competition like arenas–but in Hunger Games it’s 8-18 year old children pitted against each other; in Red Queen it’s Silvers against Reds. Which brings me to my next comparison, Harry Potter. In Harry Potter and in the Red Queen there are clear blood status-Red Queen there are Silver, Red and new bloods–Reds and new bloods are the equivalent of Muggleborns/ Mudbloods in Harry Potter. Then we have the different types of silvers, you have those like Cal and Maven that can control fire. Then there are telkies that can read your mind, Nymphs that control water, magnetrons that control metal, and Singers like Mare’s teacher, that can control your mind (much like the Imperious curse in Harry Potter!).
Favorite Quote: “I see a world on the edge of a blade. Without balance; it will fall.”
Rating: 10/10 would read again
10/10 would recommend
Next book will be Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glassglow
P.S. THE SECOND BOOK IS JUST AS GOOD!