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Red Queen Review

Synopsis

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.

This sweeping story of palace intrigue, class hierarchy, and deception will keep readers hurtling along, desperate to find out Mare’s fate. Her honesty and determination, quick wit, and no-holds-barred attitude will surely make readers fall in love with her.

My Thoughts

When I first heard about this book, through Booktube, I thought it sounded very interesting. I never did buy it though due to the fact that the hype was so high, that it intimidated me. A couple of months ago I won a giveaway over on IG for the Red Queen, Glass Sword and also Cruel Crown ( novella) and I decided it was about time I gave it a chance.

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WELL nature had other plans and it was around that time I got pregnant and all reading was out the window. In July I decided to give reading a try and epically failed at it. So I went to Hoopla app and borrowed the audiobook. I was so relieved that I was actually able to finish a book finally!!!

This book was such a blast to listen to. Its filled with action, adventure, mystery and even some romance ( not a whole lot which I liked). Mare is such a confident and brave girl throughout everything she is put up against. I loved the ability that the author gave her and cheered for her throughout the book. Actually all of the Silver’s abilities were pretty cool but if I had to choose it would be like Mare’s. I also loved the fact that the prince’s roles are not stereotypical. They are two of the characters who developed a little differently than I thought would happen.

For me there were no real surprises in the book. It felt like it had your typical dystopian “one girl against the world” trope. Which don’t get me wrong I just devour. So if you are looking for a book after your Hunger Games or Divergent hangovers then this is a series for you. I am gearing up to read the second book, Glass Sword, probably next month.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

 

Amazon ~ Goodreads ~ B&N

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PS GUYS…… I JUST SAW THAT THE THIRD BOOK IS COMING OUT ON FEB. 7TH, 2017!!!!

I’LL HAVE TO GO AND PREORDER THE HARDCOVER!!!!

You’ve Got Mail….Giveaway Edition!

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I won this amazing series from Katelyn,@thefearlessreader ,over on Instagram!!! Thank you so much for picking my name out of that box. I have been wanting to buy this series for awhile and now I don’t have to.

 

SO HAPPY!!!!!

Please go and check out her IG account and like her pictures! Best Bookmail so far this year!!!

Here’s the links to the book Goodreads pages, just incase you don’t know what this series is about.

 

Red Queen – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22328546-red-queen?from_search=true&search_version=service

Glass Sword

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23174274-glass-sword

Cruel Crown

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25944381-cruel-crown

 

Bookmail!!!!

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I am so excited that I received this in the mail today. I have heard only great things about this series!!! Plus Nadège Richards signed it!!! If you haven’t heard of this book or series here is the synopsis :
Kill or be killed. Love or let go. In a world divided between the Hunters and the Warriors, the prisoners who have fallen prey to King Cyrus’s decrees are forced into the arena to fight until death. The winner is granted mercy and the privilege to see another sunrise-for the loser, it’s death unto the weak. Seventeen year-old Princess Echo races towards freedom to find out who she really is, and to put a world that has been swallowed by lies back together again. And then there’s Ayden. His very existence as a Hunter is forbidden, and with his otherworldly, violet eyes Echo is finding it hard to stay away from him. When death threatens their forbidden love Echo and Ayden are forced to do the unthinkable-how far will they go to be together?

Sounds good, doesn’t it!! Thank you so much Nadège!!!

Also

I won an awesome giveaway over on Instagram. I was picked out of 80 entries!!!

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I have been putting off buying them but now I don’t have to!!! Thank you to @thefearlessreader, go check out her IG account!!!