Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard | Review

3 February, 2015

My Thoughts

 It’s been a while since I actually sat down and read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, so please bare with me for this review.  Honestly, I’m kind of kicking myself that I didn’t sit down and write the review right after I read the book.  It would have been so much easier, but you live and you learn!  If I could just say, it was awesome and leave it at that, it really wouldn’t be enough.  So here it goes.

At it’s heart, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is about a class struggle, which despite being set in a fantastical world, is a concept that everyone is familiar with in some way, shape or form.  Really, it’s universal, which is a huge part of the appeal I found in Red Queen.  It’s  a struggle between the have’s and the have not’s; the Silver’s and the Red’s; white and black; the shark’s and the jet’s, and so on!  This is where we find Mare Barrow, right smack in the middle of this class war and thrust right into situations and a life she was not prepared for.

From the very first page, I was hooked on Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, and with each page I read, I found myself falling deeper and deeper into the story.  It had all of the suspense, betrayal, plot twists and political intrigue that one would expect to find in a great historical fiction novel.  The world that Red Queen has been set in is dark and dangerous, but at the same time it is beautiful and intriguing.

And that ending!  Man, I haven’t read an ending that awesome and bloody in a long, long time.

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