The Red Queen Review

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Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood- those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but a twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers an ability she didn’t know she had. Except…her blood is red. 

To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into a role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince and Mare against her own heart. 



In 376 pages, author Victoria Aveyard, pulls you in and takes a hold on your heart. With each sentence, you’re on the edge of your seat, trying to figure out the hidden secrets of the plot. With twists no one expects, the story is hard to put down. The book is perfect for any high schooler with a love of fantasy, adventure, royals, or revolutions. I cannot give it enough praise to do it justice, but this story was one of the most well-written I’ve ever read.