“Waiting” On Wednesday: Red Queen

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Red Queen - Victoria AveyardRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Paperback: 400 pages
Publication date: February 10th 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Add on: Goodreads

Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?

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.

I’m sure most of you guys have seen this one already, but for those of you who haven’t, how awesome is this cover!

I haven’t actually read The Graceling or The Selection (but whatever, I’m kind of tired of books always being toted as X MEETS Y!) but this story does sound pretty cool. The big question is…will there be some forbidden love?! haha, just kidding (but only a little bit).

Oh, I’m a little sad that it’s a trilogy (just because I’m tired of waiting foreveeeeer for the next book) and PS. the book is up on Netgalley and Edelweiss for those of you who can’t wait!

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Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: Red Queen”

  1. YES. Awesome pick! I’m pretty excited to read this one myself!

    Stop by my WoW

  2. OMG. YES. I’m so excited for this! I saw it on NetGalley & Edelweiss but I know I won’t get it so I haven’t requested it. February just seems so far away!

    My WoW

  3. I’m looking forward to this as well. Great choice!
    My WoW

  4. I just downloaded this one yesterday! I’ve heard great things. Looking forward to reading it! Enjoy! My WOW

  5. Yes, yes, yes, awesome pick. I cannot wait to read Red Queen as well. Great pick for sure.
    My WoW

  6. Yeah, I’m getting sick of the X meets Y too, especially when it comes to Pretty Little Liars meets blahblahblah. But seriously, can’t wait to read it (and come on, gorgeous cover!) 😉

    Here’s mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  7. had me at the first line. “graceling meets the selection” 🙂

    Midwest Darling

  8. This is definitely one that I’m waiting for! And it’s going to be such a loooooong wait! But, my eyes just jumped because its on NetGalley??!! Excitement Abounds! Thanks for the tip. Here’s My WoW for the week!

  9. I have been seeing this around quite a bit. I’m not sure if I want to read it or not. I hope you enjoy it!
    My WoW

  10. Oh I can’t wait for this one! It sounds awesome

  11. Yep this one definitely sounds interesting, plus it has a good cover. I’ve seen it around a lot too! Great pick!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  12. I’m tired of books being compared too, because they’re usually nothing like X or Y. BUT. I am super excited for this book too! Great pick.

    Leeanna.me: WoW

  13. Yay — can’t wait for this one!

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