The Red Queen
By: Victoria Aveyard
In The Red Queen Mare is just a normal teenage girl who will soon be drafted into the war in which her older brothers are fighting in. Her country is separated into two main groups Silvers, which are the upper class citizens, and the Reds, who are pretty much their servants and do everything for the Silvers. At least that is what Mare thought until she became a servant in the palace and discovered some unnatural powers that only silvers should have, definitely not Reds.
The way that Victoria Aveyard wrote her book by using unexpected plot twists and cliffhangers, I didn’t find it at all difficult to read her book from front to back in the time period that I did. The storyline moved smoothly and had a realistic but dystopian/ fantasy like feel to it. The way that Mare’s personality was set up, in my eyes, was like a normal teenage girl who always got what she want and over reacted over the smallest of things. I was intrigued by the plot and recommend this book to anyone who has a taste for some realistic fiction/ dystopian/ fantasy books.
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- Here is the map of Norta and the lands around it
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In The Heir Eadlyn, somewhat like Mare, lives in a castle. Only she was actually suppose to be there, she is the heir to the throne. Edalyn holds a selection for young men around her age to come and battle for her hand in marriage. This is similar to The Red Queen because the palace, in which Mare is living in, is holding a selection type assembly for their sons hand in marriage. This book tells the story line of Eadlyn and how she eliminates the boys one by one.
The Young Elites
In The Young Elites Adelina Amouteru is different from the rest of her town, there are some people who are like her, but very few. About ten years ago a disease came over the land and the people infected died whereas some of the children who lived have these with weird markings, some people even believe with strange 'gifts'. This is like The Red Queen because like Adelina, Mare is different from her race. She has magical powers that hardy anyone has.
Like The Red Queen, The Jewel's setting is in a castle. Violet is forced to live in this castle because she is the surrogate mother for the person who has bought her. This is similar The Red Queen through the fact that Mare is forced to live in castle with Silvers because she has powers alike to them and they don't know how to explain it. Violets life is turned upside down when she can no longer talk to anyone, until she meets Ash, another person in the same situation as her. Life becomes a tad bit easier for the both of them and the book goes through their lives in the palace.
The Young Elites
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