|Nomadic SA Chick||
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 center 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?
I wanted to like this. I waited weeks for this to finally release and finally that day came 2 days ago (2/10/2015). I eagerly picked up my per-ordered copy and started to tear through the most boring thing I have read since Peter Hamilton's Pandora's Star.
Picture reading The Hunger Games, but the story is backwards, the love triangle between Katniss, Peeta, and Gale is poorly developed, and you're not 100% sure why Panem has ended up in the state it is currently in. Oh, and picture the people in the capital are born with special powers, such as element manipulation. This is Red Queen.
This story just drug on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on (you get the point, right?). Sound familiar? It shouls, because that is exactly how I described Pandora's Star. They seem to have something in common; they'll bore your to death.
By page 15 you will be able to guess exactly how this story is going to play out and end. Aveyard disappointingly uses every cliche and predictable story line that you find in a YA Dystopian story, and she does it poorly. Add a sparkly vampire and this would have been the trifecta of a YA novel.
There is so much disappointment with this. The sad thing is that I will probably read the future books just to know how the series ends, and what she does. I can only hope that she gets better in the next book. We'll find out next year, I guess. Stupid predicable cliff hanger.
I give this a 2 out of 5.