This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.
During this summer I had the opportunity to read the trilogy of Red Queen.
In my opinion these books are worth to read but they are not that awesome.
The story is similar to hunger games with a bit of X-Man background. So, the main character, comes from a poor family where her older brothers were sent to war and her destiny was to go to war too when she’s 18, but, the King and royal families found that she had a power to control electricity and a puppet show begins. She has red blood, and in a world where only people with silver blood were known to have powers, she was forced to play a role of a lost daughter of a royal family that were raised as a red blood but never knew who she really was, and now, soon to be married a prince.
Mare Barrow, sick of having to relate to people whom she hated the most, who sent her brothers to war, she joined a rebellion and became, like Katniss Everdeen, a Mockingjay.
They found out there were other like her, which blood were red and they too have powers, more powerful than the silver blood, and formed an army to fight the king.
Then the second book is more of a show off of all the powers and training. X-Man action. The third book was the one I loved the most because it describes the oppression of the king under his mother’s power (which was the power to go inside a person’s head and also manipulate his mind) and how he became so evil. This makes Mare Barrow think weather she wants to kill him, or save him. An answer we still don’t have.
There’s a fourth book released this year and by the comments on it it’s all about Maven. We’ll see how it goes.
Some people told me about a movie called The Darkest Minds… I think this might be similar to The Red Queen series, it also has book versions, I have to get them also. Have you read them? What do you think about them? Let me know…