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characters Red Queen 107 À This is a world divided by blood red or silverThe 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 changeThat is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace Here surrounded by the peopleInce 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 regimeBut 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 hea. This was fantastic I thoroughly enjoyed this crazy adventure of a book I will say though that it did take a bit of time for me to really get into this book I also felt the world is still a bit underdeveloped for my liking but I'm hoping that I gain a better understanding for everything in the seuel Other than that such an exciting read full of twists and turns that will leave you flailing all over the place HECK I'M STILL FLAILING

Red QueenInce 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 regimeBut 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 hea. This was fantastic I thoroughly enjoyed this crazy adventure of a book I will say though that it did take a bit of time for me to really get into this book I also felt the world is still a bit underdeveloped for my liking but I'm hoping that I gain a better understanding for everything in the seuel Other than that such an exciting read full of twists and turns that will leave you flailing all over the place HECK I'M STILL FLAILING

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Red Queen ✓ This is a world divided by blood red or silverThe 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 changeThat is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Reviewed by Rabid ReadsThis book didn't start out terribly I mean come on royals with superpowers And a heroine from amongst the downtrodden servant class Okay yes that does sound kind of familiar especially considering that said downtrodden heroine is a Red but beyond that I didn't feel like there were many similarities And as much as I love Red Rising and Golden Son I would jump all over it if I thought this book was a copycat BUT Sold as I was at first the heavy handed descriptions and comparisons piled on top of unnecessary flourishes piled on top of still comparisons sighsFor example The only thing that serves to distinguish Reds outwardly at least is that Silvers stand tall Our backs are bent by work and unanswered hope and the inevitable disappointment with our lot in life Backs bent by work was sufficient to get the point across Unanswered hope lent poignancy BUT the inevitable disappointment blah blah turned a statement that could have been a powerful illustration into overkill Was this an isolated incident snorts Hey lady This concept It's a good one FYIAnd that wasn't the only problem 1 I hadn't given much thought to why I typically crave bloodthirstiness from my heroines Previously when it was an issue it was in regards to only two types of characters those who stepped up and those who didn'tTurns out there's a third type She who makes the hard decision Are you with us Mare Barrow he says his hand closing over mine More war death Cal said But there's a chance he's wrong There's a chance we change it My fingers tighten holding on to Will I can feel the weight of my action the importance behind itI'm with youWe will rise he breathes in unison with Tristan I remember the words and speak with them Red as the dawnIn the flickering candlelight our shadows look like monsters on the walls Dithers over that decision Children The words rip out of me He's a fatherDamn right he is And a husband and a son and a grandson and maybe an uncle and a nephew too THEY ALL ARE you daft cowThen sticks her head in the sand like a fraking ostrich after the decision is carried out All together twelve died last night but I refuse to learn their names I can't have them weighing on me I've said before that if you're going to be an assassin you need to own it I'm adapting that statement if you're going to kill someone for the greater good you need to be decisive about it And if you're having legitimately conflicted thoughts then maybe you shouldn't be killing anyone But regardless YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS You don't go all Scarlett O'Hara and say I'll think about that tomorrow flutters hands delicatelyYou know why Bc Scarlett O'Hara would make a damn terrible assassin that's whyAnd Mare Barrow makes an eually terrible freedom fighter She's this BAFFLING combination of ruthlessness pragmatism compassion self entitlement and poor self esteem that causes her to constantly second guess herselfBeyond that I'm not sure how down I am with the cause It's one thing to kill in the heat of battle or to premeditatedly take out a Bad Guy but to play god picking and choosing who will die bc their death will create chaos than that person over there frowns and suints The whole scenario sat poorly with me But my reasons for being uncomfortable were totally different than Mare's so instead of bonding with her I wanted to smack herSometimes MCs make mistakes They're supposed to learn from those mistakes that's what humanizes them that's what spurs character growth but Mare never takes a hard look at herself She stays almost completely two dimensional and I say almost bc she's too selfish to be truly flat 2 Then there's if you haven't started noticing it already the melodrama My hands wipe at my eyes though my tears are long lost in the rain leaving behind only an embarrassingly runny nose and some black makeup Thankfully my silver powder holds It's made of stronger stuff than I am Crying in the rain Then comparing herself to MAKEUP and coming up short ReallyBut this one's my favorite I wish things were different he whispers but I can still hear himThe words take me back to my home and my father when he said the same thing so long ago So long ago To think that Cal and my father a broken Red man can share the same thoughts makes me pause Hmm you like tacos too That's CRAZY Me I friggin' love tacos It is a small world3 I don't hate all love triangles When they don't get ridiculous sometimes I even like the tension they create BUTThere is something inherently sordid about messing around with brothers It's tacky Don't do it flares nostrils And I'm going to have to stop bc I'm nearing my self imposed word limit But know that as well as being melodramatic and a coward Mare Barrow is also self centered irrational AND inconsistent If you really want to hear me rant some I'll spoiler tag it in my Goodreads review Beyond that the book was 100% predictable and the methods employed to overthrow the corrupt government were every bit as reprehensible as the government itself Not recommendedSPOILERY rant time Starting where I left off view spoilerSelf centeredThe biggest gripe the Reds have with the Silvers is that when they turn eighteen if they don't have a job and jobs are few and far between they are conscripted into the army The Silvers have been at war for over 100 years and the Reds have always been their cannon fodder Fairly early in the book Mare finds out that her favorite brother of three was executed as a deserter of this army She is understandably wreckedBUT When the brother of her biggest rival is one of the Silvers marked for assassination Mare observes the two clearly close siblings and thinks If all goes to plan he'll never hug his sister again Evangeline will have lost a brother just like me Even though I know that pain firsthand I can't bring myself to feel sorry for her Especially not with the way she holds on to Cal Bc JEALOUSBut that's nothing compared to when she wakes up in a prison cell with Cal after they've been wrongfully arrested for the murder of the king When it all goes to hell as YA books are wont to do in that last 10 15%1 Cal learns that his evil stepmother the ueen used her mind control power to make his mother kill herself2 His evil stepmother the ueen uses her mind power to make Cal unsheathe his father's sword and use it to behead him His father Cal beheads him Himself WITH HIS OWN SWORD3 His brother Maven stands there and watchesAnd Mare's first thought Maven has betrayed me No he was never on my side at all flares nostrils againNow would be a good time to bring up how all that heavy handedness that drove me nuts also made the book incredibly predictable bc DUH of course Evil Stepmother killed the ueen The second Maven showed up to meet the Red Guard along with Mare I not only doubted his sincerity but I also predicted that the whole thing had been orchestrated by his mother in a plot to get him on the throne in place of Cal The only things I didn't get with pinpoint accuracy were that Shade Mare's brother was the lone survivor from the 27 suspicious cremations I thought all of them were together somewhere either being experimented on by Silvers or that they were already with the Red Guard and I thought Kilorn was also an Extra based on Mare's comments about his super sneakiness Actually I still think Kilorn's going to be an Extra Anyway it was obvious that Mare wasn't the only Red who had developed abilities bc of all the references to her father's bloodhound like sense of smell Moving on Irrational My teeth grind together chewing on the words before I can spit them out Did Cal tell you what happenedHe did Julian replies evenly And he's right Don't fault him for itI can fault him for whatever I want I snort remembering the war books and death guides all over his room He's just like all the others What happened was that Mare lost control of her power when she learned that Shade was dead So Mare is throwing a temper tantrum bc Cal prudently had her training schedule changed to include practicing control of her gift bc he was concerned she might hurt herself or someone else Those war books and death guides HE'S THE CROWN PRINCE His country has been at war for 100 YEARS Of course he studies battles and tactics you ridiculous harpyAnd when Cal is furious about not being able to fight his own battles I'm a soldier Cal spits shrugging away from his brother's touch I can't just sit by and let others fight for me I won't do itHe sounds like a child whining for a toy he must enjoy killing It makes me sick I don't speak letting the diplomatic Maven talk for me He always knows what to say Do you see why it was so easy to predict the outcome of this little shindigInconsistent He thinks speeches are a waste of time Cal likes action not wordsThat makes two of us but I don't want to admit I have anything in common with Maven's older brother Maybe once I thought so but not now Not ever again Umm Her entire thought process there is mind boggling Then several pages later And as much as I hate to admit it I can't blame Cal for feeling caught between two worlds After all so am I headdesk hide spoiler Read ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Victoria Aveyard

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Victoria Aveyard Í 7 characters 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 powerFearful of Mare's potential the Silvers hide her in plain view declaring her a long lost Silver princess now engaged to a Silver pr. Actual rating 15 stars► So this is the 2015 mind blowing release ① I'm just so fucking bored UNDERWHELMED is the word② Mare is a selfish brat who can't shut up one second to look at something else than herself She keeps acting without thinking and gets numerous people harmedkilled ③ She's a special snowflake through and through because she's special you know and nothing can be done without her④ She's in a constant need of saving and doesn't even acknowledge that fact⑤ There is a love triangle suare but it's not what annoys me The fact that I can't bring myself to FEEL SOMETHING for any of these 3 male leads does annoy me though Now as bland and hollow as they are I still don't understand what they see exactly in Mare but who am I to judge Why I care I can't say ME NEITHER Mare me neither view spoilerif I had to choose I'd take Maven though Because OBVIOUSLY evil grin smirk hide spoiler