Red Queen (Paperback)

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Red Queen (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the Red Queen series.

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In a world where those who bleed silver have special powers and those who bleed red are slaves, a red girl possesses silver powers. Mare has to figure out who to save and who to trust, deceit and lies waiting at every turn. Aveyard excels at creating a unique world with magic and technology and just as exciting characters to match, leaving you guessing until the last page.

— Kayla, TC Teen Advisory Board member

The Red Queen Series includes Red QueenGlass Sword, and The King’s Cage. This is a series that you can’t put down, and when it ends, it leaves you either feeling like you need more, you can’t even look at it without feeling a rollercoaster of emotion, or both. But soon, in May of this year, we will finally get the fourth and final book, War Storm. Throughout this book, you get to create a relationship with the characters, to the point where you feel everything they do. It should also be noted, that Kings Cage left me mentally destroyed.

— Taryn, Student at Excel Academy in Arvada, CO

The #1 New York Times bestselling series!

Red Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard, is a sweeping tale of power, intrigue, and betrayal, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.

One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.

Discover more wonders in the world of Red Queen with Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection, a companion novel with stories from fan favorites and new voices, featuring never-before-seen maps, flags, bonus scenes, journal entries, and much more exclusive content!

Plus don't miss Realm Breaker! Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning fantasy series from Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen series, begins where hope is lost and asks: When the heroes have fallen, who will take up the sword?

Victoria Aveyard was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, and you can visit her online at www.victoriaaveyard.com.


Product Details ISBN: 9780062310644
ISBN-10: 006231064X
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: June 7th, 2016
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Red Queen

“A sizzling, imaginative thriller, where romance and revolution collide, where power and justice duel. It’s exhilarating. Compelling. Action-packed. Unputdownable.” — USA Today

“Aveyard weaves a compelling new world of action-packed surprises... inventive, character-driven.” — Kirkus Reviews

“A volatile world with a dynamic heroine.” — Booklist

“Breakneck pace and engaging characters.” — School Library Journal

“ [Aveyard] sets her audience up for a gaspworthy twist that reconfigures nearly every character’s role and leaves Mare with no one to trust but herself... This blend of fantasy and dystopia will be an unexpected and worthy addition to many genre fans’ reading list.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Fascinating world building... Readers will be intrigued by a world that reflects today’s troubling issues concerning ethnic inequality, unfair distribution of wealth, pollution, warfare, political corruption, and the frightening power of the media.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)