[Book Review] Red Queen

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Title: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Pages: 383
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

In a world, where there are only two types of people. Those who bleed red and those who bleed silver. Those who bleed red are treated as though they are slaves, lesser to those with silver blood. Red bloods are sent to the front lines of the war and work to live and survive. Those with silver blood rule using their abilities that set themselves apart as better and more powerful. But what happens when one of those reds has powers like a silver?

This was a great read and it really had a lot of twists and turns. I very much enjoyed it but do aware that this is book one in a series so you will not have an ending, you must continue. Luckily, I have the next book in my possession and will be reading that soon (someday).

Oh No’s

The twist at the end was extremely predictable. I called it at the very beginning but I hoped that it wasn’t true. It also felt kind of muddled to me. But, I will accept this end and continue reading on because I do enjoy the overall story and want to see how it will one day end.

I’m still confused about the queen being the cousin of Julian and somehow he is the uncle of Cal who’s mother died. Yeah. Exactly. If someone could draw out a family tree for me that would be awesome because this just confused me every time it was mentioned and re-defined.


I didn’t read the back of the book so everything that happened aside from the different blood all came as a surprise to me and I thoughtfully loved the plot of this novel. Learning everything about this novel was in itself an adventure and I really enjoyed Victoria’s writing style.

This was also a very fast read. I finished it in two days but that was with multiple breaks. I also tend to do these 20 minute ‘reading sprints’ that Owlcrate shares in their stories. But when the 20 minutes it over I just keep reading and end up finishing the novel lol oops. But this book is a quick read so if you are looking for a short YA novel to dive in to look no further.


In all, I very much enjoyed this novel but not the ending. I have the next book, Glass Sword, and will be reading in some day.

This novel is very similar to Mirage by Somaiya Daud

Favorite Quote

“‘Rise and Shine.’ I laugh, ripping the blanket off Bree in a smooth motion.

He crashes to the floor, probably hurting the floor more than himself, and rolls to a stop at my feet.”

Pg. 153



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