Books | Young Adult Fiction / Girls & Women
The #1 New York Times bestselling series!Red Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard, is a sweeping tale of power, intrigue, and betrayal, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.Discover more wonders in the world of Red Queen with Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection, a companion novel with stories from fan favorites and new voices, featuring never-before-seen maps, flags, bonus scenes, journal entries, and much more exclusive content!Plus don't miss Realm Breaker! Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning fantasy series from Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen series, begins where hope is lost and asks: When the heroes have fallen, who will take up the sword?
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"(SPOILER ALERT) Literally couldn’t put it down. Went into the story completely blind and I was blown away. The plot twist of Maven betraying Mare and Cal and killing the king really shocked me. I will say that, although I didn’t expect his deceit, I did have a weird feeling about his and Mare’s relationship for most of the book. It didn’t feel natural to me. I was Team Cal all the way. Side Note: Mare has serious game. She had 3 men pining for her and no matter what she did, they all followed her like damn puppy dogs"
"Enjoyed the plot and characters. One of the stronger ya Fantasy series in the last 5 years imo."
"Boring. Main character was unlikeable and uninteresting. Plot was bland. Overall was yawning the whole way through."
"I enjoyed this fantasy. It reminded me of divergent and a little bit of x-men vibes and the way the societies and hierarchy gives a little bit of games of thrones in the lightness, meaning possible I think the whole thing is a super exciting concept I m not a massive fan of the writing it does get slightly cringey a times and did read as YA but like it is YA so that's to be expected but it didnt overall ruin the story for me any way for me the love interest aren't likeable Cal is giving republican and the others "love" interests I can't go into much detail about but once you know you know lol if you're looking for a fantasy romance I don't think this one is really strong in that aspect personally I do like our main character but sometimes our main girl be getting on my nerves she's folds so quickly lol like if were her I would hate these people whole heartedly and sometimes she's just lets things go so quickly other then that im liking this series so far Love me some hateable characters and this book does that so well it also does the satisfying power trope and revenge plot well the action parts are definitely my favorite parts and the strongest parts of this book in my option the book gets so detailed throught those parts I wish it was more like that with everything "