Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Red Queen Review
This world is divided by blood-read 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 mos, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens the balance of power.
Fearful of Mare's potential, the Silvers hide er in plain view, declaring her a long-last 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...
This book was pretty good I have to admit. I just didn't like it as much as other people have. I found that the story was really slow, and it was unusually focused onto the romance aspect of the novel, with completely and utterly annoying characters in my view.
Mare was pretty self doubting and irritating since, I know that you should feel conscious about yourself but I don't think anybody puts herself or ours down as much as she does. She always acts out of proportion and a lot of her moves and motives are really obvious.
Cal and Malvin were some of the better characters. Though it pisses me of how easily Mare trusted Malvin even though it was pretty obvious if you think about it, considering his mother is a complete bitch. But, in other news, Cal is too precious for this world and needs to be protected for life.
4 out of stars