Red queen: Victoria Aveyard Miękka oprawa – 2 lipca 2015
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This is a world divided by blood - red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare's potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance - Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart . . .
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"A whirlwind of betrayal and plot twists." ― SCI-FI NOW
"It's slick, it's interesting and ... gripping." ― SFX
All hail Victoria Aveyard - the new Queen of dystopian fiction. ― THE GUARDIAN CHILDRENS BOOKS Published On: 2015-08-07
'Red Queen is a clever blend of The Hunger Games, The Selection, Graceling and Divergent.' ― STARBURST
Red Queen... Where do I start? As I sit here after closing the book just this second, with a shocked, enthralled, amazed brooding look on my face I think its safe to say that this book has royally floored me... If you're having hangovers over the Divergent series, or having withdrawal symptoms from the Hunger Games then this is the book that will get you out of that funk. ― DARK READERS
Unique and amazing . . . filled with twists and turns throughout. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone as it is a great read and I can't wait for the sequel to be released. ― THEGUARDIAN.COM Published On: 2015-06-27
"In Red Queen Victoria Aveyard has delivered a clever, slick and compelling debut. The dystopian novel will please fans of The Hunger Games but uses a supernatural twist to explore the theme of social injustice." ― We Love This Book
Trust us when we say that it will have you up late at night trying to finish the next chapter, next page, next line - or maybe the whole thing because this book is impossible to put down. ― MAXIMUM POP! Published On: 2015-07-01
Aveyard weaves a compelling new world, and Mare and the two men in her life evolve intriguingly as class tension rises. Revolution supersedes romance, setting the stage for action-packed surprises. An inventive, character-driven twist breathes new life into tired fantasy trends. ― KIRKUS
'A wonderful mash up of Ancient Rome and Marie Antoinette with a dash of Catherine Fisher's Incarceron and Ridley Scott's Gladiator, not to mention some of Marvel Comic's box of tricks . . . Exciting and original. ― Sam Hawksmoor, author of the Repossession Trilogy
"Victoria Aveyard is a genuinely good writer... a dark gripping book that grips and surprises the reader." ― THE BOOKBAG
This is the first book I read in 2015 and I'm glad I began the year with a book outside my comfort zone because I truly, truly enjoyed. ― EMMALOUBOOKBLOG
I enjoyed this book immensely... the plot of the book was well executed, the twists creeped up on me slowly but surely. The atmosphere Aveyard created was perfect. ― BOOKSFORBIRDS
"Red Queen simply blew me away... an exquisite debut from Aveyard, usually it takes a few books for an author to become a favourite, but Aveyard has managed to become a favourite with just one book." ― The Readers Den
'Red Queen is a debut bursting with betrayal, jealousy, love and rebellion and it's fantastic. YA fantasy is really on the up at the moment and Victoria Aveyard is going to be one of the leaders of the pack.' ― SO LITTLE TIME FOR BOOKS
A fantastic debut, with a perfect balance of epic, action filled scenes, cunning characters, mystery and a creative plot, RED QUEEN is a definite favourite and I cannot wait for more from this author ― WHAT DANIELLE DID NEXT Published On: 2015-05-07
- Wydawca : The Orion Publishing Group; Edycja 1. (2 lipca 2015)
- Język : Angielski
- Miękka oprawa : 416 str.
- ISBN-10 : 1409150720
- ISBN-13 : 978-1409150725
- Wiek czytelnika : 13 lat i więcej
- Wymiary : 12.8 x 3 x 19.6 cm
- Ranking najlepiej sprzedających się produktów: Pozycja 5,711 w kategorii Książki (Zobacz Top 100 w kategorii Książki)
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Review: The story is set in a fictional world, The Kingdom Of Norta where two types of people live,
People with Silver Blood (these people have special abilities like controlling water or metal etc) and People with Red Blood (these people have no special abilities and are treated as slaves by the silver blood).
The story revolves around 17 year old girl Mare Molly Barrow, a RED BLOOD, she hates how Silver Blood people treats the Red Blood people and she want this to be changed, she wants that the Red Blood and Silver Blood should be treated equally. But she does not know that she posses a deadly talent of her own that could change the entire situation. The Silver Blood people hides Mare from the Red Blood people by declaring her a long-lost Silver Princess. Now Mare has a chance to demolish the empire from within and to end this all but this is not so easy as her own life is at stake. At what lenght is Mare willing to go to end this.
Find out what happens when Mare Barrow enters the Game of Lies and Betrayal where "Anyone can Betray Anyone."
Victoria managed to grip me from page one, it's a rare thing for me, normally it takes a couple of chapters for me to get hooked, but I've been struggling to put it down since picking it up.
Red Queen is the kind of book you are eager to finish to see how the story unfolds, yet you don't want to read it at all because you don't want it to end.
The characters, the plot, the divide between Reds and Silvers, I loved every single moment. I didn't always agree with Mare, sometimes I screamed at the book, calling her an idiot, but I love her and her telling of this gripping story.
I loved Maven, don't even get me started.
Cal was confusing, one moment I wanted to hug him, the next I wanted to strangle him.
Julian, Lucas, Kilorn, there's just so many characters that stand out for various different reasons.
The twist in this story will boil your blood, I sat reading the same few lines over and over hoping they'd change.
I highly recommend this book.
Here is one of my many favourite extracts from Red Queen;
“For hundreds of years the Silvers have walked the earth as living gods and the Reds have been slaves at their feet, until you. If that isn't change, I don't know what is.”
The only reason this novel falls short of a glowing 5 star review, for me is because of my biggest pet peeve in published books, typo errors. I only noticed two throughout my read, but there shouldn't be any. It disrupts my flow of reading and really puts me off.
That being said I cannot wait to get my hands on Glass Sword and I will look out for future works by Victoria Aveyard.
Not so with Red Queen. She loves it, can't put it down...I even had to take it off her one night so she would go to sleep! So, hats off to you, Victoria Aveyard! Maybe this will be the start of getting her into books!
The concept was nice, but the execution poor.
Some of the (many) elements that bugged me:
- One dimensional characters that are caricatures of themselves. Also suffer random changes in emotion that leave me wondering whether they are schizophrenic.
- Inexplicable Instalove (barf) x 2 (barf barf)
- Everyone inexplicably falling in love/like with the heroine - she came across as bratty, sullen and unattractive. Why I really struggled to understand why the male leads were falling all over her. And 'they all love her so she must have some redeeming features that we're not getting' just doesn't float it for me.
- People doing stupid stuff that is completely out of character. All the time. Whatever I don't care anymore (this was about 3/4 of the way through)