Insta Review: The Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard

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In this word, nothing is black and white… but it IS red or silver. Mare Barrow lives in a world where people are described and segregated by the color of their blood – red or silver. Mare is a red, which means that she lives with poverty and oppression, as the silvers nearby enjoy their freedom and excess. But a series of events leads Mare in the belly of the beast with some of the most powerful silvers alive; and they’re all about to discover that Mare, and countless others like her, can’t be contained by the red/silver dichotomy. But just like many of the other dystopian series I’ve picked up this year, I never connected with The Red Queen. The ten discs dragged by and I found myself forgetting characters and plotlines, unable to stay interested in the story. In fact, to give you the summary above, I had to Google the book. Oops! This series, but it wasn’t for me. Except for that gorgeous cover! How beautifully sinister. Did you read the Red Queen? What did you think? #bookreview #youngadult #ireadya #redqueen #dystopian #bookstagram

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4 thoughts on “Insta Review: The Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard

  1. I tried reading Red Queen a few years ago and I couldn’t connect. Like you, I could remember characters or plot points. I know it’s hugely popular with many YA readers, but it just wasn’t the book — or series — for me. – Eden

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      1. I’m so glad it wasn’t just me! It seems like everyone else loved this one. I also just struggled with Ash Princess, which one my readers called the best book he’d ever read. Have you read that one? I guess my brain just isn’t in the mood for dystopian!

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      2. I haven’t read it but I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews on it. I like dystopian but I have to really be in the mood for it, so I totally get what you mean.

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