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Red Queen

Written by: Victoria Aveyard
Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
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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, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own - an 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 Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince - and Mare against her own heart. 

From debut author Victoria Aveyard comes a lush, vivid fantasy series where loyalty and desire can tear you apart and the only certainty is betrayal.

©2015 Victoria Aveyard (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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nope

I tried. The narrative is patronizing, and repetitive. The dialogue is wooden and reductive. Plot exceedingly thin and boring. All of the characters have the emotional intelligence of eighth graders. Narrator is melodramatic. I sampled the second book too and it's just not ready for publishing. It's simlly cliche.

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Good concept, too fast paced, horrible narrator...

I have been craving something more after listening to all of Merissa Meyers The Chronicle Series, and saw a lot of good reviews for this on Goodreads. I love the concept of this book, a world split in 2 by 'silvers' and 'reds', a slum red girl and a too-perfect silver prince.. but there is no depth! the whole time I felt like I was missing something and would catch myself thinking of other things while listening to it because nothing really keeps you drawn to it.. and don't get me started on the narration! Farley's character is the only one I was interested in listening to because it was the only character that the narrator bothered to give a different tone/speech effect to. I found it ridiculously difficult to tell the difference between people talking (no matter who it was), Mare thinking to herself and the actual story.. I'm interested to know what happens next, but won't be wasting any money or credits on getting the next book, maybe if it becomes free some day, but I was highly dissatisfied and disappointed in this title..

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Pretty goo

It was slow starting off especially in the beginning , but great plot twist near the end

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Just bad.

An overall let down, which is really disappointing given how much I was looking forward to this book. The plot is one-dimensional and painfully predictable.

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This was a great book .I don’t love it as much as the hunger games but the style is similar.more blood and gore then I thought but it was amazing

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Enthusiastic

I love this book, cannot wait to start the next one.
You can picture every word likes it's happening in front of you

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Love!

I have loved this book for years. Definitely worth the read and reread and probably another reread.

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Absolutely worth it!

I love the narrator! I have read this book before but hearing it is something my totally different. I highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys action, special powers, bits of a love story, twists and turns. Try this out! I love it!

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Great story!

Great Book & story! I look forward to the next book in the series!

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I like it.

It feels like a heavy influence from hunger games and divergent, with some other influences. I enjoyed the story, and will continue on with the next book.

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