Hi everyone! Yesterday in my weekly wrap-up I mentioned a series of guest reviews from my friend Kathryn and today I’m very excited to post her first mini-review. Come back next week for part two!
Disclaimer: I haven’t read the book that my friend reviewed so I don’t know if her review contains spoilers! Read at your own risk!
Why do I love reading?
I love reading because it is an escape from reality. It is a journey from our world into another. A world filled with adventure, intrigue, romance, and endless possibilities. When you read a book, you begin an adventure that does not end until you reach the last page.
Every once in a while you find that one book that pulls you away from reality and directly into the story. These four books have done just that for me recently:
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
“In school, we learned about the world before ours, about the angels and gods that lived in the sky, ruling the earth with kind and loving hands. Some say those are just stories, but I don’t believe that. The gods rule us still. They have come down from the stars. AND THEY ARE NO LONGER KIND.”
The one thing that pushed me towards this book was that it was the perfect combination of adventure set in a fantasized regal world. The cover alone is so beautiful! Just from reading to inside cover, it got me thinking of a Hunger Games type of world, where there are two groups and one group is more superior to the other. In the Hunger Games books, you have 12 Districts and the Capital; upper class vs the lower working class. In the Red Queen, you have the Reds vs the Silvers. The Reds are red-blooded and are lower classes. The Silvers are silver-blooded, and unlike the Reds, they possess supernatural powers. Powers that range from telekinesis, strength, fire, and so on. One does not cross the other. It gets interesting when the main character, Mare Barrow, is swept up into the Silver world due to a series of unfortunate events. Once in the Silver world, she discovers that not only is she red-blooded, she also possesses a Silver ability. Turning the dominant social order upside down. Since she is in the Silver-only world, one cannot know that she is red-blood but silver at the same time. Leading to twists and turns around every corner in order to keep her true identity a secret. After gaining allies in both Silver Princes, Prince Cal and his brother Prince Maven, she soon learns the most important lesson – Trust no one.
Overall rating: 5 stars!!