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, Mar...
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Red Queen Reviews
This was fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed this crazy adventure of a book. I will say though that it did take a bit of time for me to really get into this book. I also felt the world is still a bit underdeveloped for my liking, but I'm hoping that I gain a better understanding for everything in the sequel. Other than that such an exciting read, full of twists and turns that will leave you flailing all over the place! HECK I'M STILL FLAILING.
UPDATE: to watch my non-spoiler book review + book talk on RED QUEEN click below:
I have a lot of feelings about this book. Few of them are good, some... aren't so good. I actually knew I wouldn't truly be able to rate it until after I thought about it for a few days, and I'm pretty content with my rating as of now.
There is a lot of hype surrounding this book, that much is obvious. I read it for the Carpe Librum Book Pick of the Month for February. Overall, ...more
I'm sure it's great if you liked Red Rising. I did not like Red Rising.
DNFed this around the 20% mark. I hated the main character. Stupid, selfish, destructive brat intent on destroying the lives of her loved ones with all the makings of a special snowflake. I cannot stand selfishness when it involves harming the lives of innocents. I can't tolerate this character. I can't finish this book. It's been a month since I tried to read on and it's just pointless.
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Oh, DIOS MÍO. Este es el claro ejemplo de que el hype está justificado. ESTÁ JUSTIFICADÍSIMO. Ha sido una montaña rusa de emociones, pero para nada común. Cada capítulo tiene al menos un giro en la trama, en cada capítulo tu opinión respecto a los personajes cambia, y a cada página tu corazón se acelera dependiendo de en qué situación Mare se encuentre. Porque siempre está amenazada, vengando, luchando o urdiendo planes. Apenas tiene tiempo para el amor, porque no es ...more
4 1/2 stars.
‘‘You are not Silver. Your parents are Red, you are Red, and your blood is red,’’ the queen murmurs, prowling before the bars of my cage. ‘‘You are a miracle, Mare Barrow, an impossibility. Something even I can’t understand, and I have seen all of you.’’
I can’t wait for this book to become a movie. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed this enormously, but I simply know I’ll love it even more on the big screen. That way, we will actually see, in colour and with all its intensity, the Silve ...more
Me after the end of the book:
It`s soooo good, guys! Can`t say that for sure, but I guess it`s the best dystopian fantasy of the year! Everything you loved from The Selection, The Grisha trilogy, The Winner’s Curse can be found here!
The plot is furnished with mystery and intrigues of the royal family, forbidden love, the will to win, the inequality between the two races and, most importantly, the revolution! Along with Mare, we will rise from the bottom of Reds to high top of Silvers. This book ...more
Definitely have some mixed feelings about this book.
This started out SO GOOD. I LOVED the whole idea about being divided by blood, and the silvers having these awesome powers, etc.. (I'm going to love any story involving awesome powers like this - The Darkest Minds trilogy, The Shatter Me trilogy, X-Men, etc...)
I loved (and hated) all the betrayal and the fact that you never really know who you can trust.. that ending. Man was I shocked...
...but then I found myself losing interest. Towa ...more
this was a re-read for me.
my original review can be found here:
After re-reading this, I stand by my original 4 star rating and my overall enjoyment of this book. I want to make it clear that I know this book does not have the most original concept and it also uses a lot of tropes, but I still had such a fun time reading it. I love the characters and the shock factor and the world. I can't wait to give Gla ...more