Book Review of the Red Queen series


The Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard follows a world where people are divided by their blood. Those who have red blood are considered the common workers who work for those with silver blood, who are the elite but with supernatural powers. Mare Barrow and her family are lowly Reds, and Mare steals anything to be able to provide for her family.  

 A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace where it is unveiled that she has abilities of that of silver, but her blood is red. To hide this incident, Mare plays the role of a lost Silver princess, but her actions lead to a more deadly and violent world. In the palace is where Mare becomes allies with the Scarlet Guard, a group of red rebels who stand for equality and freedom for the reds who live in the Silver Kingdoms.  

 Being the bookworm that I am, as soon as I picked up the first book, I became obsessed and bought the next book as soon as it was published. This series is fast-paced, full of twists, betrayals, heartbreak, and the romance played itself beautifully.  

 In the end, Aveyard did an amazing job of not only getting my attention but how she developed the characters and created the history of the torn world.  

Let’s not forget the motto used by the Scarlet Guard that is by far my favorite, Rise. Red as the Dawn.