Monday, February 9, 2015

Early Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Orion
ISBN:  1409151174
ISBN13: 9781409151173
Genre: Dystopian/YA
Review Copy Source: Edelweiss
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 is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

I don't have a whole lot to say about RED QUEEN so I will just jump right into what I DO have to say.

Things I liked about RED QUEEN. I enjoyed the writing. There is a nice flow to the words and the plot had a lot of potential. I liked Mare, she was a little too gullible at times, but I felt like I got to know her by the end. She did a good job of keeping the reason why she was where she was in the front of her mind.

My issues with RED QUEEN. There was a lot of predictability. I can't begin to tell you how many times I knew what was coming before it came. I felt like important things were skipped over for less important things, especially with who was killed off. There could have been more backstory and world building, I just didn't feel like we got enough overall by the end of either.

I'm a sucker for dystopian so I might read book 2 in hopes that I get some answers to a few things, but I won't be barging in front of the line to get it.

I gave it 3/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.