Hey Guys! Today I’m going to be sharing my
thoughts, opinions, and feels on Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Can we take a moment
to just appreciate how beautiful this cover is? Because it’s stunning, it is so beautiful,
and it’s shiny! Gotta love those shiny covers! If you don’t know what Red Queen is about,
it’s about a society where you’re separated by your blood type. You’ve got the silvers,
who are the elite. They run the world. WHO RUN DA WORLD? SILVERS! And then you’ve got
the reds who are basically the dirt on the ground that the silvers walk on, like they
are basically nobodies. They’re average, they don’t have any special abilities & all the
silvers have these crazy fascinating abilities. We follow a girl named Mare, who just down
right despises the silvers and then one day she finds herself working alongside them.
One day she unlocks a power inside herself that she didn’t realize she has. Which is
something that’s unheard of, because Mare is a red and she’s not supposed to have any
sort of abilities. Madness ensues and the silvers are left to do some major damage control.
So that’s what Red Queen’s all about, now let’s talk about the writing! I really liked
Victoria Aveyard’s writing style, specifically I want to talk about the action sequences,
because those were some of the best action written scenes that I’ve seen in a long time.
Sometimes I just get really confused during action scenes, because there’s just so much
going on and it’s just a lot to take in, but Victoria Aveyard did a really great job just
making it so easy to understand and follow and also make it super exciting and thrilling.
While I did really like this world and found it a bit fascinating, I still feel like it’s
kind of a bit underdeveloped. There’s a few things that I just don’t quite understand
yet and things that I wish would have been more fleshed out throughout the book. For
example, in this book there’s a war that’s taking place and you don’t really know that
much about the war. We don’t really get much background as to why this war is taking place.
The plot was exciting, I will say though that it was a bit slower paced at the beginning,
it took me around 200 pages to really get sucked in, but once I hit that 200 page mark,
it was so exciting and thrilling and interesting and I just wanted to keep reading, because
so much was happening. So many plot twists so many turns, that it just made for such
an exciting reading experience. And we have such a great cast of characters, I feel like
this book was really driven by the characters, which is something that I’m a major fan of,
when you’ve got good characters, I’m gonna like your book, because I love when characters
are just awesome and there’s so many awesome characters in this book. We’ve got Mare who
is a very unique character, I really like the way she held herself and how she handled
different situations. I think we often see these characters who try to hold it together
when they’re going through trials and tribulations, and I felt like Mare’s character was willing
to face her emotions head on when something was going wrong she wasn’t afraid to feel
and it was just really nice to see her be vulnerable and to just let herself feel the
feels, ya know I’m sayin? I also love the princes, we’ve got maven and cal obviously
they’re very twisted characters, because they think that what’s going on with this society
is okay when it’s totally not okay. But I still really liked them, they were great characters.
And I really liked Julian and Lucas and there’s just so many great characters, in this book.
Even amazing villains, like the villains are villains are villains that you love to hate.
So those are my thoughts, opinions, and feels on Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard you guys
should let me know down below if you’re going to pick up this book, I’m actually going to
be jumping into a little spoiler section here now, because I have a few things that I want
to talk about, so without further ado, let’s talk spoilers. There’s only a few things that
I wanna talk about, the first one is the freaking Maven betrayal. I did not see that coming
at all, that was one of the things where I was like, wait wait stop what what what are
you doing? STOP IT. NOOO NOO NO THAT’S NOT HOW THINGS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE, but AHHH I
probably should have seen it coming though, like this is one of the plot twists that I
probably should have been like okay so Maven’s actually going to betray her, like I should
have seen that coming, because what character just so easily turns there backs on their
parents and is like OH YEAH I’M GOING AGAINST MY PARENTS! SCREW THIS SOCIETY THAT I’VE BEEN
RAISED IN! Like no.. there’s no way, so I should’ve seen that coming, but I didn’t and
it pissed me off, because I liked Maven. He really built up this trust, not only with
Mare, but with me, like I trusted Maven and then he just went and turned his back on me
and he’s like SCREW YOU and I’m over here like WHAT THE HECK MAN? YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO
BE OUR FRIEND. but now you turn your back on us and ahhh just such an evil character.
Another thing that I want to talk about is a character death that I’m not okay with and
I’m sitting here sad about it and that is Lucas. Why did Lucas have to die? WHY DID
HE HAVE TO DIE? To me Lucas is like Cinna from the Hunger Games, like they’re on the
same level for me and so when he just died I just was like WHYYYY ARE YOU DOING THIS
TO MY FEELS VICTORIA? WHY DID YOU KILL HIM? WHY? WHY? WHY? And the last thing I wanna
talk about is shade, I knew he wasn’t dead, I knew he wasn’t dead! I picked up on that
sucker. I never trust a character death, when we the readers don’t see the death happen.
If we don’t see it, it didn’t happen. So those are just a few of the things that I wanted
to talk about, because HOLY CRAP this book, the plot twists.. so many plot twists that
I just did not see coming. Some of them I probably should have seen coming, but I just
didn’t. You guys should let me know down below if you have read this book, if there was anything
you saw coming, if there was anything that was just like WHAT?! THE CRAP? because that
was me a majority of this book. I was just like WHAAAAT? WHAAT? WHAAAAT? So yes, let
me know down below! & I will see you guys soon with a new video! LATER! If you don’t
know what Red Queen is alksdfjlaksjf So that’s what Red Queen is all about I just hit myself
in the eyebrow hey hey hey hey feel the feels!