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Red Queen (Red Queen #1)

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....

Title : Red Queen (Red Queen #1)
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ISBN : 9780062310637
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 383 pages
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Red Queen (Red Queen #1) Reviews

  • Mohammed Arabey



    10% 1984 + 15% Hunger Games + 10% X-Men + 10% Games of Thrones + 15% Divergent..

    That'd leave us with only 40% of Original Red Queen..



    Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it ,I may even held extra +rating till part 2 if it gets more of the Original Red Queen storyline..

    What really bugs me here was the many Deja vus from HG and Divergent since I didn't like the latter's plot much.

    But let's see step by step with The Red..



    The Plot and the Setting

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    1-10% of 1984

    In an Orwellian atmosphere o





    2- 15% of Hunger Games



    Every boy and girl of the low class, once turned seventeen, must go to Conscription, unless working for someone... and they who just fights in the front lines only

    By the time they finish their time they are lost an arm, a leg, or just dead..

    The workers always paid low of course, and there's this part of Norta -this district- where just factories and technology workers, it's very polluted that skies are dark with smoke , the people in this district can never see the sun..

    oh , and there's a nuclear polluted area -district-as well, that the elites and government 'believe' it can't be crossed -Does the revolutionaries believe that too?



    To show how powerful the 'Elite' are , just to erase any rebellion ideas, every first Friday the low class are forced to gather and witness dangerous arena fighting between two of the elite...WHAT? HOW?



    3- 10% of X-Men


    The Elite are Silvers...Silver blood...they have supernatural abilities , mutant powers... such as one can control wind , one can move ultra fast, one can control metal, ....etc..



    at this world they are the elite, they who rule the normals, powerless humans, the Red bloods, Reds.



    4- 10% of Game of Thrones



    The Silvers families are houses, Every house has a certain ability and power..

    They're all Elite , yes..but there's major big houses and some mundane ones..

    Every House has certain 2 colours or more, used for costumes..



    There's a big party for the King's son,the Prince..the heir of the Throne to choose a wife from one of the big houses, The chosen princess , the Future Queen..

    And every girl show the power of her house..

    so this party is actually a girlie Game of Thrones...

    What's really bugged me here that it supposed to be modern, in the future...a dystopia... but the whole references to villages, markets, houses,swords,places and Kings and thrones, and mixing that with cameras, electricity , guns..aeroplanes and under-trains made me keep distracted between visualising the novel in my head as old times, and new futuristic one..



    5- 15% of Divergent



    HERE comes our Mare, The Red... who is just a normal Katniss Everdean-like , law breaker, have a sense of rebellion..yet it's her sister who have work and support the family after her 3 brothers went to the army..so will she when she 17.



    But everything change when she tried to save her best -kinda only- friend with help of some revolutionaries, and then meeting a charming Cal/the Prince...The Heir to the Throne..

    And only when he helped her to work at the Palace as a servant, and while the Game of the candidates princesses and future Queen is on, a huge revelation about Mare is just Out...

    She has Power..just like the Silver Bloods..She can control Electricity, and even more powerful than the Silvers...she , the Red , has powers of the silvers...

    She's the Little Lighting Girl..

    And by the story goes, you'll see how it like Divergents in the Divergent series, tracking and hunting them down...



    But with a new story of Love, some of it totally unconvincing.

    And a new Betrayal story that's totally very good written, although a bit predictable for me..

    So now you know all the basic story line..



    Can't say I didn't like it...I did since I love most of the elements , but the mix was confusing me a lot with the style of old kings era and the new tech.

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    The Characters

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    I didn't like Mare that much, her relation with her friend was very annoying to me , may be because of his shallow character ...but can't deny that I get attached to her by the final chapters which was thrilling.

    The rest of the characters were ranged from very good to very shallow or just similar to other characters of the previous 5 major novels..

    I liked Maven , he's very well written, Cal was perfect most of the times too...so does the Queen...who reminded me a bit with Queen Cersei Lannister from GOT.

    The Old master Julian and his back story was good to although remind me of The Giver's master

    Also I wished to shed more light into the world before...but can't hope much..

    Will wait for the next part..I really hope it'd be better and more original...





    PS: A big respect to the author for her 'Aknowledgement' part where she mentioned many authors, Directors and Screenwriters that inspired her..and mentioning J.K. Rowling and George R.R. Martin' ..

    Mohammed Arabey

    From 1 Aug. 2015

    To 4 Aug. 2015 ...more

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    This was fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed this crazy adventure of a book. I will say though that it did take a bit of time for me to really get into this book. I also felt the world is still a bit underdeveloped for my liking, but I'm hoping that I gain a better understanding for everything in the sequel. Other than that such an exciting read, full of twists and turns that will leave you flailing all over the place! HECK I'M STILL FLAILING.

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    I'm sure it's great if you liked Red Rising. I did not like Red Rising.

    DNFed this around the 20% mark. I hated the main character. Stupid, selfish, destructive brat intent on destroying the lives of her loved ones with all the makings of a special snowflake. I cannot stand selfishness when it involves harming the lives of innocents. I can't tolerate this character. I can't finish this book. It's been a month since I tried to read on and it's just pointless.

  • Steysha Kravits

    Me after the end of the book:



    It`s soooo good, guys! Can`t say that for sure, but I guess it`s the best dystopian fantasy of the year! Everything you loved from The Selection, The Grisha trilogy, The Winner’s Curse can be found here!

    The plot is furnished with mystery and intrigues of the royal family, forbidden love, the will to win, the inequality between the two races and, most importantly, the revolution! Along with Mare, we will rise from the bottom of Reds to high top of Silvers. This book
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  • Zoë

    Book 19/100 for 2015

    UPDATE: Giving it 3 stars because it's only been three months and I've already forgotten everything about this book. I enjoyed reading it, but it was so similar to many other YA books that it's not memorable.

    WOAH. That was an intense book and I really enjoyed it! I am a sucker for superpowers and this book had such a cool variety of them! I was so into this book that I stayed up very, very late two nights in a row so I could see what happened next. It was a little predictabl
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  • Lia Bonnibel  (pidgey)

    “I am finally learning my lesson. Anyone can betray anyone.”


    red queen by victoria aveyard? more like red queen by victoria graveyard, because that's where this book put me.

    No, okay, listen.

    Let me explain why this book was a no-no for me.

    We could say most of my problems with this book are to blame on wrong timing.

    I'm firmly convinced that if I read it something like six years ago, I probably would have liked it. Not loved it, but it would have definitely gained a couple more stars and a bit mo ...more

  • Steph Sinclair

    YAAAAAASSSS VICTORIA YAAAAAASSSSSS.

    It's like an X-Men dystopia stuck in a high fantasy world on crack.



    Look, guys, don't worry about the love triangle. Actually, calling it a love triangle is very spoilerish and I wish I could further calm your feels, but alas, you must read it for yourself.

    Immensely loved this with very minor reservations and I can't wait for book 2! Full review to come!

  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘



    Actual rating : 1.5 stars

    So, this is the 2015 mind-blowing release?



    I'm just so fucking bored. UNDERWHELMED is the word.

    Mare is a selfish brat who can't shut up one second to look at something else than herself. She keeps acting without thinking and gets numerous people harmed/killed.

    She's a special snowflake through and through, because she's special you know and nothing can be done without her.

    She's in a constant need of saving and doesn't even acknowledge that fact.

    There is a love-tri

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