In school, we learned about the world before ours, about the angels and gods that lived in the sky, ruling the earth with kind and loving hands. Some say those are just stories, but I don’t believe that. The gods rule us still. And they are no longer kind.
– Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
If you still don’t want to read this book after that quote, I don’t think you’ll ever want to read it. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard has officially broken my soul in the best possible way. It has forced upon it’s characters, the upmost character development. It has shown how easy is really is to lie, and get stuck in a never ending game of cat and mouse. That people really can change, for good or for bad. And most importantly, that anyone can betray anyone.
Mare Barrow, the protagonist in Aveyard’s debut novel. Is amazing in the way that she goes from darkness to light, from hate to love, from trusting with great difficulty, to trusting no one at all, so swiftly and easily, and strangely not confusing at all. And honestly Mare…or should I say Mareena, was a beautiful painting of what was going through the reader’s mind. She portrayed the anger we were all feeling, she felt the fear we were all feeling, when everything was on the line, and she felt the loss we were craving for the other characters to feel, even though they were incapable of doing so.
Okay so it’s obvious what my rating is going to be. 5 out of 5 stars for the plot twist, 5 out of 5 stars for the love…square? And 5 out of 5 stars for Mare Barrow, and all of her greatness. Long live the red queen, and all of her glory.
Alas, this book in 95% likely to drain you and give you a severe book hangover. So, I don’t recommend reading this book until it’s sequel, Glass Sword, comes out in February of 2016. But, if you’re craving some Selection, meets Divergent, meets Percy Jackson. READ THIS BOOK!
Bye guys. ~Blondie