Red Queen

Red Queen

Book - 2015
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In a world divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities--seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red, 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. But Mare 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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780062310637
0062310631
9780545908597
Characteristics: 388 pages ; 24 cm

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honorh
Sep 13, 2018

The ebook associated with this listing is Queen Song, a short prequel novella, not the novel Red Queen. If you want to check out the Red Queen ebook, you need to do so through overdrive directly.

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AwesomeNadja
Aug 16, 2018

I've been dying to read this series for quite a while now and I was not disappointed. The Red Queen is a romantic-dystopian novel that has excitement and betrayal at every turn. It reflects society and the hierarchy within communities and how revolutions are formed when the underclassmen decide enough is enough. All in all, this book is AMAZING and I recomend it to anyone who needs an escape from reality or just wants a good book to read.

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KRISTA LACKEY
Jul 26, 2018

One of my favorite books! Filled with twists and turns! You'll never see the end coming!

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pcha012
Jul 25, 2018

I remember reading this book a year ago and I could not put it down because I was so good! I do not remember much but I remember mare's fiancé betrayed her and the was a huge plot twist. I was really surprised on how the character changes throughout the book. Honestly I wanted Mare to be with him instead but he turned out to be really cruel towards everyone in the end. The ending did not turn out as I expected and threw off kind of boring but it went well. Anyways I loved this and the big plot in this as well!

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dshyams
Jul 20, 2018

I listened to this book during a road trip that I went on recently, and I just could not put it down. The ending totally came out of nowhere. I am really excited to read the next books.

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mrswilltoledo
Jun 21, 2018

DNF. Couldn’t stand it any longer.

Please. Just stop. Stop it with the horrible fake names (sometimes I can handle them, but these were egregious), the insta-love, the overused dystopian world and characters, and everything else.
It seems I’m in the minority on this one, but with all of the good, original YA out there, how can this have a fairly large fandom? It’s all just a mess of tropes and cliches. Do yourself a favor and read something with creativity and substance. I beg you.

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Nikky_T
Jun 08, 2018

I was really excited to read this, the plot seemed very intriguing and right up my alley. I love seeing authors takes on dystopian societies. In the end though, this book was disappointing, it felt like all the romance was forced and though I really liked the idea of the plot I just don't think it was written to the full extent it could have been. All my other friends who read it felt the same, it's a good book if you don't mind the forced awkward conversations and I thought the world development was really good. It just feels like the whole book was way to stretched out and should have ended 100 pages earlier. Not really worth the read honestly, there are so many other great books with similar plots that are way more captivating like Throne of Glass.

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KristieBMartinez
May 06, 2018

Interesting take on dystopian society, but the protagonist is weak...for now. We will have to see how her character develops over the course of the remaining parts of the series.

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Kendra_V
Feb 11, 2018

it was an awsome book!!!
totally didnt see the betrayal coming.

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PJMilanta
Nov 05, 2017

This is a really good book, it is very unique and well written. Very good plot twist. My only problem is the fact that I'm not too much of a dystopian world lover. I think if you are you will enjoy the sequels just as much but I just didn't feel interested enough to read the sequels. This book still is very good and I love the concept I read it in a day and if the series went in a different direction then I would of continued

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nks2005
Jul 19, 2018

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Nekoparfait
Apr 26, 2018

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Nov 26, 2017

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Oct 08, 2017

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loveseal516
Aug 28, 2017

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Aug 13, 2017

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olive_rabbit_1
May 01, 2017

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blue_dolphin_5149
Apr 08, 2017

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blue_bat_1151
Dec 24, 2016

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black_pony_62
Oct 08, 2016

black_pony_62 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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scifiid
Mar 11, 2018

“I told you to hide your heart once. You should have listened.”

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scifiid
Mar 11, 2018

“It's our nature. We destroy. It's the constant of our kind. No matter the color of blood, man will always fall.”

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scifiid
Mar 11, 2018

“A lie will raise me up, and one day another lie will bring me down.”

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scifiid
Mar 11, 2018

“In the fairy tales, the poor girl smiles when she becomes a princess. Right now, I don't know if I'll ever smile again.”

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blue_bat_1151
Dec 24, 2016

"These fools, these terrorist, these murderers,will be brought to justice.And they will die."

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booklover1010
Jul 18, 2016

Anyone can betray anyone

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jws714
Jun 29, 2016

“To look powerful is to be powerful.”

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jws714
Jun 29, 2016

“I'm an accident. I'm a lie. And my life depends on maintaining the illusion.”

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jws714
Jun 29, 2016

“Red in the head, Silver in the heart”

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jws714
Jun 29, 2016

“You should know the difference between secrets and lies.”

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blue_bat_1151
Dec 24, 2016

Mare Barrow lives in a world where power is controlled by blood. But not her blood. As a red she is not only powerless but also poor and no silver cares, until it happens.
Mare's world is turned upside down when she is revealed to have abilities of her own. Now Mare is controlled by the Silver King and Queen and they take advantage of that power. Will Mare free her people or will the Silvers use her against them? In this game of power called life no one is safe.

LibraryK8 Apr 17, 2015

Mare Barrow's fate is sealed. She is a lowly red, born to work hard and serve the ruling silvers. With her birthday approaching and no job prospects, Mare will be conscripted in to the army like her older brothers. Fighting in an endless war, Mare will surely die on the battlefield. Desperate and out of options, Mare takes a big risk to sneak into the castle for a chance to pick pocket from the rich and powerful silvers that hold her fate in their hands. Stealing from silvers isn't as easy as it sounds as each is gifted with an ability due to their silver blood. Some can read minds, some control fire, some can become invisible. Mare has to be very careful...but everything goes wrong when a resistance group called Red Dawn detonates a bomb in the city square. Suspicion falls on any red in the area, and Mare has to make a quick exit without any loot to show for it.

Mare knows she is doomed to conscription when she meets a friendly servant who offers her a job working for the silvers in the castle. The deal seems to good to be true. With the wages she can take care of her family and be saved from the battlefield. Her elation doesn't last long. Her first job is serving noble families on the night of Queenstrial, when all the silver noble families present their daughters (and their dangerous abilities) to the royal family to choose from for the son's betrothed. Things go horribly wrong when Mare accidentally falls into the testing arena, directly into an electrified net. The electricity should have killed her, but Mare absorbs the power, feeling the sparks tickle across her skin.

Mare's survival is quickly covered up by the royal family. No red should have the power to control electricity! With the Red Dawn attacking silver power, rebellions in several cities, the last thing the silvers need is a red with special abilities proving that being a silver isn't that special after all. The King and Queen concoct a story that Mare is the lost daughter of a fallen silver general. Mare (now Mareena) is revealed to the public as a silver raised by reds and immediately betrothed to the youngest prince. Mare's has to keep the secret of her red heritage for her families safety. But Red Dawn also sees potential in Mare's position as a red posing as a silver and they try to recruit her. Will Mare risk everything for equality and freedom? What about the prince she might love?

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Reyna_Avila_Grace
Aug 23, 2017

Coarse Language: 4 uses of hell. 3? uses of b*tch 1 of damn

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