“This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.
The 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 change.
That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. 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 power.
Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. 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 regime.
But 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 heart … “ -Goodreads
This is my second review for Red Queen, the first I wrote last year after reading the novel for the first time, you can find it here. The further I reread the book, the more my interest was waning. I did manage to eventually finish it though! Last year when I read the book I thought the characters to be unpredictable, but after rereading it (with little memory of the characters and how the story ended) I realized that the characters were actually pretty predictable. It was kind of obvious that Maven was too perfect at the time. It is still an interesting novel and now that I’ve finished it, I have started the sequel Glass Sword. (I only managed to get a couple pages in before I fell asleep though.) Last year I had heard in a lot of reviews that Red Queen is very similar to the novel Red Rising. Because of this, I went out and bought Red Rising so that I can judge the similarities myself.