Reviewed by M. Koopmans, October 2020
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is a young adult fiction novel. This dystopian novel takes place in the 300s of the New Era in the kingdom of Norta. In this world people are segregated by the color of their blood, Red or Silver. Reds are common folk and slaves to the Silvers who are considered to be gods with their magnificent powers. Mare Barrow, the protagonist of the story, is a red thief who lives in the Stilts. She is slowly being drawn to the jaws of war due to her lack of a job. While she has accepted her fate she will not allow for her friend to be taken as well. This leads her to meeting a kind hearted man named Cal at a bar. He managed to get her a job at the palace surrounded by Silvers. This is until something strange happens throwing her head first into a life full of lies.
I personally loved this book for many reasons, a few being the complex characters that keep you on the edge of your seat and the surprising plot twist. I strongly recommend this book to people who enjoyed the Hunger Games books, for the rebellion-like setting and the power difference between people are very similar between the two series.