Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
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.

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  • Mohammed Arabey
    Sep 17, 2016

    Mohammed Arabey

    10% 1984 15% Hunger Games 10% X-Men 10% Games of Thrones 15% Divergent..That'd leave us with about 40% of Original Red Queen..Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it ,I may even held extra rating till part 2 if it gets more of the Original Red Queen storyline..What really bugs me her...

  • Maggie
    Aug 9, 2016


    From now on until the end of your days, you must lie. Your life depends on it, little lightning girl. Red Queen is honestly one of the best YA fantasy novels I've read. The writing is different from other ones I've read. It's like Victoria knew I've been waiting for a novel to be writ...

  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)
    Jul 3, 2016

    Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)

    Actual rating : 1.5 starsSo, this is the 2015 mind-blowing release? I'm just so fucking bored. UNDERWHELMED is the word. 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 harmed/killed...

  • Rachel Carter
    Jun 18, 2016

    Rachel Carter

    Reread with the lovely Aly 9/8/15-9/12/15, loved just as much the second time around. Victoria, bravo. ~Rachel “Graceling meets Selection” Whatever marketing team came up with that tag for this series clearly never read the book. Red Queen is Game of Thrones with Katniss as t...

  • Taneika
    Jun 14, 2016


    This wasn't really anything brilliantly original and I totally saw the BIG PLOT TWIST coming from a mile away (the foreshadowing made this the most obvious thing ever) but IT WAS SO MUCH FUN PLUS COOL POWERSAND SNARKYeah. This book was totally awesome and I loved it. Kinda glad I read ...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Apr 24, 2016

    Lola Reviewer

    4 1/2 stars. ‘‘You are not Silver. Your parents are Red, you are Red, and your blood is red,’’ the queen murmurs, prowling before the bars of my cage. ‘‘You are a miracle, Mare Barrow, an impossibility. Something even I can’t understand, and I have se...

  • Lainey
    Apr 12, 2016


    UPDATE: to watch my non-spoiler book review book talk on RED QUEEN click below: have a lot of feelings about this book. Few of them are good, some... aren't so good. I actually knew I wouldn't truly be able to rate it until after I thought abo...

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    Feb 13, 2016

    Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads

    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 t...

  • Andie (_HalfBl00dPrincess)
    Feb 10, 2016

    Andie (_HalfBl00dPrincess)

    4.5 stars I was really hesitant going into this book because of all the hype around it. The reviews have also been pretty mixed which is always confusing. But I'm so glad that I took the plunge because I absolutely loved it!I did find similarities to some other popular YA novels but ho...

  • Kiki
    Feb 5, 2016


    Good lord in heaven! What in the name of Yves Saint Laurent was THAT?You know how cigarette packets come with those white panels on the front that say SMOKING KILLS and SMOKING SERIOUSLY HARMS YOU AND OTHERS AROUND YOU? This book should carry one of those labels. It would say, THIS BOO...