I created a reading challenge for the electronic swaps group on swap-bot. I love to read so this challenge was extra fun for me 🙂
The task was to choose a book from the NY Times Fiction Best Sellers 2015 , to read it and to communicate your thoughts on the book.
I went for the #59:
This is the book The Red Queen by the american writer Victoria Aveyard.
This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.
Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.
But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.
Long story short – I LOVED that book. I read this book (~500 pages) in one day through, because I just couldn’t lay it out of my hand! The Red Queen is the first book of a new series (book 2 is already released!) and I can not wait to read on and discover how Mares story will continue.
This book is extremely well written (as far as I can judge), you fall in love with the characters and it has everything a good book needs: crime, rebellion, treason and surprises. Wow, I did not see this end coming! Seriously, this book has favourite book potential, and don’t you just love the cover?!