Waiting on Wednesday (108): RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share the upcoming books we’re excited about with other readers and bloggers. This week I’m really looking forward to this:

Red Queen

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Releases February 2015 by HarperTeen. I love the simplicity of the cover, and I’m dying to know why that bloody crown is upside down! Here’s what Goodreads says:

Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army, she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a superhuman ability she didn’t know she had.

Except . . . her blood is Red.

To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into 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 her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard—the leaders of a budding Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince and Mare against her own heart.


I’ve been hearing lots of buzz about this title, and I’m super curious to see what it’s all about. The story synopsis sort of reminds me of Red Rising, but I hope it’s different…

What are you waiting on this week?

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Posted July 16, 2014 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 18 Comments


18 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (108): RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard

  1. The summary sort of reminds me of The Grisha, what with the girl who discovers she is one of the elite with special powers and lives among them but also leads a rebellion. I’ve not been having much luck with Harper Teen YA these days, but hope this one will be a good one!

  2. Sounds exactly like red rising but the female version :/ I’m going to wait and read reviews of it and see if others draw the same comparison.