by Victoria Aveyard
Such a brilliant idea for a storyline. Mare, is introduced to us in a seemingly dystopian society as a Red. Her blood type, determining her low level in society as compared to the elite Silver bloods. The Silver, have supernatural abilities that make them close to godlike. Their powers make for a tangible plot, dividing the two types of people in social class.
I love the way Aveyard set up the class system according to their blood (Reds & Silvers). It is easily relatable and manifested in real life. So what happens when you’re a Red, but have random powers of a Silver? Hmmmmmm….well, this becomes Mare’s predicament. Special, this one, she is. (Yoda voice).
Not only do you feel like you’re apart of this world, you become a part of the unfolding betrayals among characters. Mare gets caught in a sticky political situation when she is forced to pretend she is a Silver blood to protect her unexplained power before the King & Queen. Of course, there are boys involved. None other than the Silver blood princes, Cal and Maven. (Yep, there are two! and…they’re brothers…..tah dah!) So basically, Mare comes to a stand still when she’s caught between her heart or what she knows will disdain her people, the Reds.
Mare doesn’t let her love interests affect her decision making, (don’t worry I won’t spoil anything). In my opinion, she’s a pretty take care of business YA character. You might also like the plot twist of betrayal. (Duhn, duhn, duhn!) So fitting for kingdom drama!
Make your bookshelf at home regal with the presence of Red Queen.
“If you know someone’s fear, you know them.” – Mare, Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen
“There’s nothing wrong with being different.” – Mare, Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen