Book Review: Red Queen
Summary: 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.
Review: Let me start off by saying that this book is not horrible. It's actually pretty good and I can understand why people like it so much. However, in my opinion, this book should not be as popular as it is. And I'm going to explain why with this one sentence: It's not original.
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There was so much potential for this book but overall, it fell flat for me. Even the plot twist, which I read after I gave up on it, didn't pique my interest. I have to say it was the most disappointing book I read in 2016. I will not be watching the movie that will come with this book, if it ever comes out, and I will not be continuing this series. However, I do recommend this book to people if they are just starting out in young adult fantasy. If you are an avid reader of it, then just skip this one.