Review: Red Queen


Publisher: Orion Books

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Series: Red Queen Trilogy, Book One

Genre: Young Adult/YA, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Dystopia, Paranormal, Romance

Read: 12th July 2015

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.
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 a twist of fate brings her before the Silver court. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly ability of her own.
Fearful of Mare’s potential, the king hides her in plain view: betrothed to his youngest son. Trapped, Mare decides to use her new position to bring down the regime – from the inside.
But this is a game of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart…


This book was amazing! I wasn’t expecting what happened I was completely shocked, it took me by surprise and I loved it.

Mare Barrow lives in the Stilts and knows what’s in store for the rest of her life. She’ll be joining the army along with the rest of her older brothers. It will be her younger sister who makes the money and stays at home with her family.

That is, until she meets Cal. She assumes he works at the palace and it’s how she lands herself a job in the palace. It’s there that Mare accidental realises that the buzzing in her head is because she has a power – she can control lightning. And she can make it. And, even better, it extends to technology, allow her to shut it on and off as she pleases.

Now, she is Lady Mareena Titanos, a lost Silver girl who grew up with Reds. She hides her Red blood, the blush that appears on her cheeks. And she must face the reality that she will marry Prince Maven, the younger brother of Prince Tiberias Calore VII – who is better know as Cal.

Amidst a brewing rebellion, Mare makes her cautious way between the lines of becoming a princess while remaining loyal to the Reds and her own family.

But not everything is as it seems and Mare finds herself in a plot to bring down the system in this fast paced page turner. I read it in two days and it was amazing, I can’t wait for the Glass Sword!


I can’t think of a book that is like this because it’s very unique. You won’t be disappointed by it!


I have given this book a 4/5🌟


You can find it here and buy it here




3 thoughts on “Review: Red Queen

  1. aentee @ read at midnight says:

    I also loved this book despite some similarities to The Hunger Games and other YA books. I especially adored the ending! Great review 🙂


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