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 . . .
- Publication Date:
- 26 / 09 / 2016
- 200 x 132 x 26mm
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is a thrilling fast-paced novel that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Red Queen tells the story of a world divided in two – the red blooded race are commoners, dominated by silver blooded elite, of which possess otherworldly powers. Seventeen-year old girl Mare barrow has grown up in a poverty-stricken empire, envisioning a uniform life of fighting to live a relatively comfortable existence until her life is turned upside-down when she starts working for the silver elite palace. As she struggles to adjust to her new job she discovers a terrifying truth – she possesses something that no red blood should posses. Powers. Ones that threaten to destroy the balance of kingdoms. As Mare learns the dark and devastating secrets of the silver guard elite, she works behind the lines to help the militant resistance group – the red group to bring down the silver blood reign. This book is full of twists and turns with lies and betrayal at every corner, fighting fire with fire and prince against prince, the biggest fight lying within her own heart. - Bonnie (QBD)
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is a suspenseful fantasy novel that is fast becoming the new obsession amongst YA lovers.
Taking place in a world divided by blood, the novel focuses on 'red blooded' Mare whose approaching 18th birthday forces her to fight in a hopeless and bloody war for the Silver's. But by some chance Mare finds her destiny taking a drastic turn that leads her to discover that she is much more than an ordinary red, and the world she once knew is more corrupt and mysterious then she ever thought possible.
Red Queen is an epic tale of love and betrayal filled with twists and turns that will keep you guessing to the very last page. This novel would be highly recommend for any fans of the Hunger Games or Throne of glass. - Quinlee (QBD)
Romance, fantasy, betrayal, action; Red Queen has it all. When I first started reading it I thought I had predicted it all until the first plot twist. It was a captivating story leaving me needing to read the sequel - Glass Sword. Although some of the ideas are seen in other books the plot overcame making it an interesting read. Would read again. - Steph
Browns Plains, 10/05/2016