Sunday, 20 March 2016

BOOK REVIEW - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I was so excited to read this book, as I'd heard amazing reviews, and it certainly didn't disappoint!

Red Queen is in the YA fantasy genre, which is always a winning combination for me. The story is action packed with shocking plot twists that make you gasp and carry on reading to find out how it ends. I would recommend this book to children 12 and up.

The book it set in a futuristic world where society is split in two, aristocrats known as "silvers" who have god like powers, and commoners knows as "reds". This setting really worked with the plot and made the overall message of the book more poignant and powerful.

Written in the first person narrative, from the main protagonist Mare Barrows POV, I, as the reader, was able to experience the story line as if it were happening to myself and also sympathize with her and understand her reactions and feelings. Although I liked experiencing it first hand, I did find myself missing the multiple POV effect that a lot of the books I have recently read had, and found myself wanting to read a chapter from Cal's or other characters point of view a lot and would have loved the book more if this had been the case.

The ending of the book however really disappointed me! I felt like it was patchy and very rushed which let the whole book down but never the less a brilliant story that I would thoroughly recommend for fans of the Hunger Games, Maze Runner, Divergent, etc...

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