Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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In Mare’s world, those with red blood serve the silver-blooded elite. Born with supernatural powers, the silver-bloods rule the world and the “reds” are powerless to stop them. In an unexpected twist of fate, Mare finds herself working in the Silver palace, surrounded by the silvers and their finery. Once inside the palace, Mare finds that she is not simply a common red after all. But the truth of her identity is dangerous to both Mare and her family. She must find a way to break free of the silvers’ control to save herself, her family, and her people.

Think Throne of Glass meets Shadow and Bone meets Hunger Games. It’s an interesting idea, but I just wasn’t super impressed by this book. The inclusion of technology into the fantasy/supernatural world was just weird to me. Also, I didn’t care much about the characters. I felt like the story just kind of plodded along with the characters just kind of doing things — all very meh. I did enjoy the character of the queen though — super intense. While this wasn’t an awful read, it pales next to other similar books. If you are a fan of fantasy or sci-fi, give it a read, though. You may love it!

*YALSA Teen’s Top Ten Nominee, 2015 

Rating: 3/5

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