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Victoria Aveyard – Red Queen

I don’t think I’ve had my heart played with recently as much as with this book. The dynamic of the love ‘quadrangle’ changed so dramatically and so often that I feared I might get whiplash.

In a world where your status is determined by the colour of your blood; Mare, a lowly red blood, stands no chance in a world dominated by silvers. She doesn’t have long left until she’s due to be conscripted to the front line of the war when she finds herself rather unexpectedly thrown straight into the heart of silver royalty.

Torn between the prince she’s betrothed to and his handsome but surly brother, Mare finds her life turned upside down, and she’s now behind the lines at the heart of a red revolution. But the brothers are not entirely what they seem, and soon Mare faces a difficult decision of who to trust and who is simply out for themselves.

And oh, there’s just the small point that despite the fact that Mare is a red-blood, she has the powers of a silver. Something that’s supposedly never happened before. Faced with trying to assist with the red revolution while trying to get to grips with her new found skills, it’s not surprising that Mare finds herself longing to go home.

I won’t say too much more otherwise I’ll completely spoil the book for you. I will say it’s probably one of the best impulse buys I’ve bought for a while, I was gripped from start to end, and completely unable to predict what was going to happen next, Aveyard definitely kept me on my toes.

I can’t wait to read more in this series, I was in love with Mare’s character from the first page and I’m desperate to know what will happen for her next!

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