Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard | Review

I received this book free from the publisher, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way.

Description from Goodreads:

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power i a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

I'm actually in awe of Red Queen. Speechless. I don't know if I can even put into words just how much I adored it.

I raved about Red Queen in my First Impression Friday post last week, and things only got better from there.

First off, Mare. She's a bad-a** with attitude, a Red surrounded by Silvers. Okay, some of her choices aren't always the wisest, but that makes her real! Seriously, what's a heroine without making some silly decisions?

Then there's the boys, as I mentioned in my last post. Cal and Maven, I so desperately wanted to know how this little relationship situation would pan out. I had my favourite, though I'm not telling you who he is because I'm not about to ruin things for anybody. I was gunning for him and hoping for their happily ever after, and I can say that I'm happy with where the book ended in regards to their relationship, it has left room for development in the next books.

NEXT BOOKS guys! There's going to be more Mare and Cal and Maven! I am actually stupidly excited event thinking about reading more of their story and Victoria Aveyard's writing, because let's just take a moment to appreciate the wonder that is her world building. I felt like I could have been there, walking beside Mare through the villages, towns and palaces.

It's time to talk about the ending, and when I say ending I basically mean the last quarter of the book. Holy smokes. Talk about unexpected! I was on the edge of my seat for most of it, biting my nails through the stress. I'm not going to say too much because I don't want to ruin it, but at the same time I just need to talk about it! I've not stopped raving to my sister about it since putting it down. I am genuinely in book love.

Red Queen is my favourite book of 2015 so far, I'm in with everything about it and I really cannot wait for the sequel! Have you read Red Queen? Let me know what you thought!

'Red Queen' by Victoria Aveyard
5 Stars

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