Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


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Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. There, before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess, and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays the only certainty is betrayal.

GBC Review by Sofia S.

Hey GBC! After a lot of consideration, I have decided to choose “Red Queen” as this month’s book. The book is set in the future, where humans have evolved and possess a power. This power could be anything from controlling water, to reading minds, to being able to turn invisible! But, only certain people have the gift of super-abilities, and they are called Silvers, due to their blood’s unusual colour. The normal population, Reds, are slaves and soldiers to the Silvers, and despise them for thinking that having silver blood makes you superior. When a Red named Mare discovers she has a gift, chaos ensues. The story is really interesting, with lots of betrayals. It reminds me of the Hunger Games book, but without any killings. I would recommend this book for anyone ages 8 and over. I hope you all enjoy the book! Happy Reading!


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