‘Red Queen’ by Victoria Aveyard is part of Maximum Pop!’s book club for the month of July – and we are loving it. Full of twists and turns, deception and crashing revelations, this is not a book you will be reading slowly. In fact, you may feel the need to power through it in a night – next day grogginess be damned.
MP!er Wilhelmina applied to get her freebie copy of the book so we can see all her thoughts, let’s take a gander shall we?
What did you think of the cover? I think the cover is intriguing and while it embodies the story and the conflict between the Silvers and Reds, it also stands as an icon for the strong theme of rebellion throughout.
After finishing, ‘Red Queen’, are you excited for the sequel, ‘Glass Sword’? Definitely. This is a book worthy of the title, page-turner. Never was there a moment where I didn’t feel captivated by this story and I can say, with full confidence, that I’ll be sure to buy the next book as soon as it comes out.
Who was your favourite character? Although it’s a very conventional answer, lead protagonist, Mare is ultimately my favourite. As the protagonist she embodies everything a young woman like myself yearns for-independence and strength, and in this context, of survival. It’s also her uniqueness and ability to cast powers where no other can that makes her extraordinary and a character I wish I could be just like.
Based on your first reactions, were you Team Maven or Team Cal? Team Cal, for sure. There was no doubt Cal, despite his slight arrogance, he had a good heart. But as for Maven, I always had my suspicions that he was never quite as great as his brother.
If you could choose to have any of the Silvers powers, what woud you pick? Burner-ability to control fire and heat.
Can you describe ‘Red Queen’ in three words? Dramatic, compelling, illustrious
Final rating out of 10? 8/10