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Red Queen - Review

Veröffentlicht am 18.02.2016

Red Queen - Review


Author: Victoria Aveyard

Published by HarperTeen: 10th February 2015


Favourite Quotes:

“The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.” 

“Words can lie. See beyond them.” 

by Victoria Aveyard



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…


My opinion

I would add something to the plot but this summed it up very well. Actually I didn’t want to read “Red Queen“, don’t ask me why! But I met a friend (she recommended the book a long time ago) at the book fair in Frankfurt (Germany) and there I met Victoria and so I bought it. Now I cannot understand why I did not want to read it because it is really amazing! 

The idea is nothing new and it is a mix between other books but what is nowadays a new idea? Many people say it would be predictable and at some points it is because some scenes are just classics and when you know the Ya books well you can see some thing coming BUT (it’s a big but) I didn’t see the turning point coming! Not in this way and my heart broke a little bit (just a millimetre).

What can I say about Mare? Sometimes I just wanted to go in the book and strangle her - in a really nice way. Somethings are bad ideas and they always will be bad ideas. But one thing I really like was that she start badass and get more and more badass! Cal - the crown prince - I have to admit that I did not like him at the beginning because he is described to nice, to charming, to perfect but there was a scene that changed my opinion (but I can not say which one because it would be a spoiler). His brother Maven, who is engaged to Mare, seemed nice. Sometimes I felt a little bit sorry for him. Victoria Aveyard described his character very well!

Her writing style is really good! You can read it fast and it is not too much description and you can imagine how it looks and how terrible it is.


My result

First of all: a big thank you to my friend (@booktale) for recommending the book, I would not have met Victoria and maybe I wouldn’t even have read “Red Queen”! 


I can say good and bad thing about this book but at the end I can say that it was really amazing! I can recommend it to all who like to read about magic and good looking guys and a girl, who is trying to find out who she can trust and if she can trust herself.

Hello guys!

My name is Lea and I am German, so I probably make some mistakes! 

My love for book started with the "Rubyred"-Trilogy by Kerstin Gier but if I would not have read "The Mortal Instruments" by Cassandra Clare I think my love would not be the way it is now.

My favourite books (no booklover can name only one fav book) are "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, "The perfume" by Patrick Süskind, "The old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway and the "The Mortal Instruments"- Series by Cassandra Clare.


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