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Jan 07 2015

Read of the Town: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I’m a bit late about this book and it seems EVERYONE (at least in the growing YA world) is talking about it. I’ve actually found it very difficult to avoid reviews already written about this book by those in the blogging world who’ve received ARC’s and read it through in a matter of days! Don’t worry, I’ve succeeded in the only things I know about it come from its description and my prejudgements on the cover.

Red Queen CoverAnd if not for my seeing this book on every YA lovers TBR list as well as the most highly anticipated Debut Author going into the New Year, I’m 100% sure I would have picked this up the second I saw it in Barnes & Noble. I mean just look at that cover! It’s highly subtle yet draws you in by the sheer simplicity of the crown dripping with blood! If anything you’ve GOT TO BE WONDERING, as I am already, why that is? The attention to detail is phenomenal already.

Then there is the equally subtle but just as powerful tag line at the bottom, “power is a dangerous game” and I’ve gotta tell you, I’m sold! This is the kind of book that would (or at least should) inspire any writer to want to pick up their pen and write!

I’m excited to get to know this author through her story (that I can see already is being billed as a Trilogy). And I suspect she will be quickly added to my list of pretty new (yet already bestsellers) authors, such as Marissa Meyer, Megan Shepherd, and Julie Berry.

Synopsis: (release date: 2/102015)

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?