Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen

By Victoria Aveyard

  • Release Date: 2015-02-10
  • Genre: Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 2,044 Ratings


The #1 New York Times bestselling series!

Red Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard, is a sweeping tale of power, intrigue, and betrayal, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she 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. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she 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.

One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.

And don’t miss Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection, featuring three brand-new novellas and other exclusive content, coming in April!


  • red queen

    By beani boo
    very intricate and unique plot; clique storyline of how the main character starts out less wealthy and moves up in life but the execution of the plot really makes up for this. Very unpredictable ending.
  • Great Read

    By RaePierog
    This is a really great read full of twists, suspense, and hardship. Loved it can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

    By Izzy Timmons
    In the beginning of the book you really just want to throw it across the room and forget about it, but then it pulls you in with a mysterious yet comforting new world. I loved this book so much and about to read the next one. *SPOILER ALERT* I hated the fact that Maven turned aginst Mare and Cal. For some crazy reason though, my mind hopes that Maven becomes good again. "Why that is, I don't know." - at first it bothered me but now I have gotten used to it.
  • incredible

    By .,......,)));)&?
    upon reading that this book had a strange assortment of powers scattered amongst people, i wasn’t sure i’d enjoy it (not my thing).. but this book just keeps the pages turning for you. about to read the 2nd book now (:
  • A. Korben

    By jollyhippymom
    I used to despise reading, and if I did read anything it was realistic fiction because that is what I thought I liked. This book made me love reading and love fantasy. Perfect amount of romance. Binge-read the second and third books directly after I read this. Couldn’t put it down. I love it.
  • Loved this series

    By teaganswass
    When I first started the series I thought it was going to be too young and immature since I’m reading it at 21. That being said, a well written series and a great plot. Was really sad when I finished the books. I highly recommend!
  • Always wanting more

    By Dave hud
    This book was amazing. I used it as a pass time for flights home from school, and absolutely fell in love. I was constantly wanting more the whole time and the ending left me craving to read the rest of the series. Only issue was rushing some sentimental points, but otherwise amazing.
  • The Best Book

    By SignoraKiara
    I love everything about it. Hope it can be a movie someday.
  • Great Premise But Bland/Annoying Characters

    By GhibliPendragon
    I used to LOVE Red Queen, but upon rereading I realized it’s seriously overhyped. My #1 issue was with the characters: they lacked originality, depth, and meaningful development throughout the entire series, especially Mare. She tried too hard to be a Strong Independent Female Lead and failed miserably because of her self-pitying, selfish, and arrogant nature, and was ultimately the series’ downfall. She was tolerable in the first book, but boy did she get annoying by War Storm. I did enjoy the plot (slightly predictable but dramatic) and the magic and writing are amazing. If you value plot over characters, pick this one up! If not, maybe skip it because the series (mostly characters) kind of goes downhill from here.
  • It was alright

    By Rach1376
    The book isn’t that great. It sounds good, but once you start reading you feel like you’re on a roller coaster. It felt like it was going way too fast! One minute she’s here and then the next she’s there without any back story or a path to build up to it. I’m not sure how both brothers fall for her when you don’t really see them having time to interact with on another. The author should have gave the characters more depth. But I’m going to read the 2nd one and hope it’s not too bad as this one!