“The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.”
Let me just say…I did not see this coming. I went into this book fully prepared to not give into the hype. THERE ARE SO MANY MIXED REVIEWS, I was kind of frightened/slightly curious to see in what camp I’d land in. Well, darn it, here I am. I really liked this book! I put off reading this book FOREVER, even after my best friend pushed it on me for what feels like years (but is probably like 1 year). Now, I will say, it WAS very similar to a LOT of series I’ve read before, and the world building was confusing at times, so that’s why I’m giving the book a 4/5 stars, but the story it self was very fun and exciting.
I’m having a really hard time cataloguing this book in one genre, because it’s basically a dystopian book, with a lot of fantasy elements in it. For those of you who don’t know what this book is about, it’s basically the story of a girl named Mare Barrow who lives in a society where you’re separated by your blood type; either you’re Silver (aka the badasses, who run the world with their special abilities, some could call it magic, but it’s really more a specific ability), or you’re Red, who are the people who don’t have any abilities, and are treated like dirt, the lowest of the lows, and who live in terrible conditions. Mare, who is a Red, despises the Silvers, but one day finds herself working alongside them when she unlocks a powers inside herself that she didn’t realize she had. As damage control, she’s thrust upon the world of royalty, and she has to pretend to be something she’s not in order to save herself and her loved ones.
That’s basically what Red Queen is about, I’m about to go into the spoilery details, so if you have not read this book yet, go do so, so we can discuss!