Mare knows her place, she is a red ruled over by the powerful silvers who treat the reds like slaves. But while Mare bleeds red, she and her enemies have discovered that she too possesses a power that could help destroy the world.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is a novel that divides the book community. With it’s highly mixed reviews and talk that it’s every stereotypical YA trope made into a novel, I went in apprehensively. Honestly, I’m not too bothered by cliché, as long as it’s done well and the book is still enjoyable than I can overlook the unoriginality. Which is what I did with Red Queen. I really enjoyed the first 100-150 pages and I was very intrigued to see what lay ahead. But unfortunately, we started a slow and painful roll of descent that lost me.
My biggest problem with Red Queen was the character’s and their relationships. The main character was fine but I felt no connection to her, I didn’t care if she succeeded in the story, which makes it very hard to care about the story at all. I also couldn’t care less about the relationships within this novel. To me they were drier than a desert, leaving a very dull and frustratingly boring romance that I just didn’t care about.
In the end, the book was fine, but it really made me feel nothing. How can I be invested in a story when I am too detached and bored to care? Red Queen has the makings to be a great YA novel, and to many it is, but just not to me.