Review: Red Queen

Jenna Balthazor, Staff Reporter

If you are looking for a romantic yet action packed book, The Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard is the book for you. In a time that is many years from the present, people are defined by the color of their blood. They either have red blood or silver blood. If you were born into a red family you are of the lower class. You serve the silvers. When you are born into a silver family you are born with a power. There are many different powers, some better than others. Some of these powers include: being able to control waters, reading minds, controlling fire, being able to silence other powers, and even becoming invisible. The world has been this way for as long as anyone can remember. Separated only by the color of your blood.When a mutation happens in Mare Borrows genes, the world changes forever. As she finds herself in a bit of trouble, her power is discovered. The King and Queen don’t know how to handle this so they hide her in plain site. Mare can not mess up or she will find herself being killed by the wicked queen. As she begins her journey in this kingdom, she is growing closer to the royal family, and must choose between her two princes. Falling in love with two princes, meeting the scarlet guard, and being reunited with all of her family in one book is one adventure you can not tear your eyes away from. Aveyard does a fantastic job of giving us enough details for this book, but allowing us to create our own characters in our heads. She always finds a way to keep you wanting more. With her three sequels to this book, we find out how messed up this world really is, and why everyone is fighting for change. This series is a must read, and I would give it nine stars out of ten. Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.