Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.
So What Did I Think Of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I loved the whole world building with the setup of the class system with the Silvers (those with powers) and Reds (those without) and how Mare got caught up in defying and turning the system on its head. The drama was intricate and intense with Mare having to navigate the dangerous world of the silver royals while there was a war brewing with the red rebellion.
The suspense was super high and I loved learning about all of the supernatural powers of the silvers and how Mare was different. I was pulled into Mare’s highly stressful and dangerous journey as she tried to protect herself, her family and friends. The danger was bold and vicious, very action packed.
Now the romance was pretty light as there was multiple intense things happening between Mare and Cal so the romance took a bit of a back seat which I didn’t mind that much. Overall Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard was a high drama action packed story which I really enjoyed.