Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard- 4 stars
This book was created to mess with you. It gives you hope and takes it away, over, and over, and over again. It gives you so many situations where you question motives and the fine line between right and wrong.
I am still crying for the Reds. Their situation, their reality, their fight, stricks deep into my heart. The fact that they are treated as pawns in game only the winners wish to play is sickening.
I have never had so many conflicting feelings about characters in a novel ever in my life.
Let’s just say, I have significantly grown my list of characters I love to hate.
I am so happy though, that this book was written with evil characters that you actually care about. That have some sense of humanity, even if it doesn’t justify the horrible things they do.
For a majority of the novel I was also glad that the romance that was there was as minimal as it was. It had its importance, but it didn’t distract from the main goal: finding a way to save the Reds. It leaves room for romantic development in later books, but I wouldn’t mind if one never developed at all.
One of my favorite parts of the book is that Victoria does not hold back in her writing. If there is something gruesome she lets it play out. There are no pulled punches in this book.
I hunger for more from this series. I can’t wait to see how things play out. I have no clue about what will happen next, but I can’t wait to see where this story goes.
Overall, I loved this book even though it caused me so much anxiety and pain. Glass Sword here I come!
Have you read Red Queen? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below!
-Till next time!