Author: Victoria Aveyard
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Harper Teen
This beautiful debut by Victoria Aveyard was a work that honestly has been sitting on my shelf for a while now. Ever since it came out to be frank. A young adult fantasy, this debut is full of twists and turns that really keeps the reader paying attention. The narrator is the main character herself, Mare Barrow. She tells the entire story from her perspective, how she’s feeling, what is going on in the story, what her thoughts are, that sort of thing. The story is set in the future, so that gives free range to what can happen. Mare struggles deeply with trusting people who can’t be trusted. Something I personally could relate to, and it hurt watching her go through it.
I liked this book a lot actually. It has gotten mixed reviews but I liked the storyline. I found it interesting and exciting. I wanted to keep reading to find out what was going to happen to the characters. So in that aspect, I fully enjoyed the book. I did find certain parts, the beginning for instance, a little bit dry. It took a while for me to get into it. I wasn’t sure if it was my poor attention span kicking in or the book itself but there it is. I thought the cover of the book was gorgeous though and overall I recommend The Red Queen. It took me a day to read so that is pretty good. Great work!