Red Queen - dieser Name steht nicht nur für bodenständige Rockmusik, sondern auch für intensive Liveshows und feuchtfröhliche Partystimmung. Seit ihrer. Inhaltsangabe zu "Red Queen". Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard's sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl. Okt. Nicht die Umweltbedingungen setzen den Red-Queen-Effekt in Gang, sondern die Lebenskraft und der Überlebensdrang der Spezies selbst.
There, the rebels, through the underground-roaming Undertrains, stake an invasion. Mare attempts to convince Cal to allow the Scarlet Guard overtake the castle, and admits to helping them.
Cal, stung by her betrayal, refuses and arrests both Mare and Maven, leading them to the castle. However, once in the presence of Queen Elara and King Tiberius, Queen Elara reveals that she and Maven have been manipulating Mare the whole time in a plot to grant Maven the title of King and murder Cal.
Elara then uses her power of mind control to force Cal to kill his father, thus branding him and Mare traitors and allowing Maven to become king.
Mare and Cal are sentenced to death, but are rescued by the Scarlet Guard before their execution. Mare and Cal battle their former sparring partners, including Evangeline, and manage to kill a few Silvers before they retreat.
The two then escape with the Undertrain before Maven gets to them. Inside it, Mare meets with Farley, Kilorn, and, to her shock, Shade, who faked his death and is also a part of the Scarlet Guard.
Mare vows to take revenge against Maven, and use the list she acquired from Julian to seek out others like her. Red Queen has been generally well received.
The Guardian gave the novel four stars. She breathes new life into her own unique Game of Thrones story enlivened by exciting, character-driven plot twists that have me clamoring for more.
This scintillating tale of betrayals and blood-spattered crowns is not to be missed. Kirkus Reviews saw "An inventive, character-driven twist breathes new life into tired fantasy trends.
Common Sense Media wrote "With its courageous protagonist, action-packed plot, and romantic possibilities, Red Queen is a winning series start for fantasy and dystopia lovers.
Gennifer Hutchison , a writer and producer on Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad , was hired in by Universal Pictures to adapt the novel into a feature film.
Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks was in talks with the studio to direct and produce the project. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For other uses, see Red Queen disambiguation. Retrieved 13 September Common Sense Media Inc. That said I still loved your romance scenes and I do like you.
I will admit to my sickness. Hello Darkling meets Joffrey. Kind of like Malfoy with a heart. So needless to say I am secretly in love with him.
But strangely enough I enjoyed it. It played out to my guilty pleasure side. I loved them both. We all secretly love them.
Only trope I hated: Maven shakes his head. That part annoyed me to no end because while I was down with instalike I was not down with instalove and I did not interpret Cal as that much of an idiot.
Thank the gods that turned out not to be true. Instead I gained so much more for him standing up to her and turning her in. Way to go, Cal!!!
That twist annoyed me. Queen Elara enough said: And helloooo Darkling aka Maven. His eyes are so cold. Because he is her son. Because this was her plan all along.
Followed by a wish that Mare had her powers back to do this: And finally my favorite line of the whole book: I know you are all TeamCal, hence I leave you with this: View all comments.
Jul 28, Emily May rated it did not like it Shelves: Let me tell you a sad little truth about this book and I can take it straight from the blurb: Like Gone Girl meets Twilight or something similar.
Maybe it comes later The part of this book I read was sooooo slooooow. There are two kinds of people in this world - Silvers and Reds.
The former are the ruling class, have silver blood, and sometimes possess special abilities like mind control and elemental manipulation. The Reds are a slave class who are ruled over by the Silvers and live in poverty.
Mare is a Red who, in unexpected circumstances, discovers that she has powers of her own. In order to keep an eye on her and learn more about the powers she possesses, she is disguised as a Silver and trained within the Silver palace.
All the other women in the novel instantly hate her usually for no good reason and all the men see sunshine radiating out of the pores of her skin metaphor for "cue love triangle".
And this is the description for Red Rising: Darrow is a Red , a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it.
That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down on Darrow and his fellows as slave labour , to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.
Until the day that Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school , intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside.
And both main characters pretend to be members of the other class. This book was a constant showdown between the innocent MC and the bitchy mean girl and her gang of mean girls.
I felt like the plot relied on the romantic aspect and the angst to propel it along. Neither of which I cared about. When Farley turns to him, looking for some kind of support, she finds none.
I want to make it clear that I know this book does not have the most original concept and it also uses a lot of tropes, but I still had such a fun time reading it.
I love the characters and the shock factor and the world. View all 14 comments. Oct 22, Jesse JesseTheReader rated it really liked it. I thoroughly enjoyed this crazy adventure of a book.
I will say though that it did take a bit of time for me to really get into this book. Other than that such an exciting read, full of twists and turns that will leave you flailing all over the place!
View all 17 comments. That plot twist though View all 76 comments. I mean, come on. And a heroine from amongst the downtrodden servant class?
Sold as I was at first , the heavy-hand Reviewed by: Sold as I was at first , the heavy-handed descriptions and comparisons, piled on top of unnecessary flourishes, piled on top of still more comparisons.
The only thing that serves to distinguish [Reds], outwardly at least, is that Silvers stand tall. Our backs are bent by work and unanswered hope and the inevitable disappointment with our lot in life.
BUT "the inevitable disappointment" blah, blah, turned a statement that could have been a powerful illustration into overkill.
Was this an isolated incident? Previously, when it was an issue, it was in regards to only two types of characters: She who makes the hard decision: More war, more death , Cal said.
My fingers tighten, holding on to Will. I can feel the weight of my action, the importance behind it. I remember the words and speak with them.
Dithers over that decision: And a husband, and a son, and a grandson, and maybe an uncle and a nephew, too.
Then sticks her head in the sand like a fraking ostrich after the decision is carried out: All together, twelve died last night, but I refuse to learn their names.
And Mare Barrow makes an equally terrible freedom fighter. Sometimes MCs make mistakes. My hands wipe at my eyes, though my tears are long lost in the rain, leaving behind only an embarrassingly runny nose and some black makeup.
Thankfully, my silver powder holds. The words take me back to my home and my father when he said the same thing so long ago. To think that Cal and my father, a broken Red man, can share the same thoughts makes me pause.
It is a small world. There is something inherently sordid about messing around with brothers. But know that as well as being melodramatic and a coward, Mare Barrow is also self-centered, irrational, AND inconsistent.
Starting where I left off: The Silvers have been at war for over years, and the Reds have always been their cannon fodder. Fairly early in the book, Mare finds out that her favorite brother of three was executed as a deserter of this army.
She is understandably wrecked. When the brother of her biggest rival is one of the Silvers marked for assassination, Mare observes the two clearly close siblings, and thinks: Evangeline will have lost a brother, just like me.
Especially not with the way she holds on to Cal. Cal learns that his evil stepmother the queen used her mind control power to make his mother kill herself.
His brother Maven stands there and watches. Maven has betrayed me. No, he was never on my side at all. The second Maven showed up to meet the Red Guard along with Mare, I not only doubted his sincerity, but I also predicted that the whole thing had been orchestrated by his mother in a plot to get him on the throne in place of Cal.
My teeth grind together, chewing on the words before I can spit them out. Those "war books" and "death guides"?
Of course he studies battles and tactics, you ridiculous harpy. And when Cal is furious about not being able to fight his own battles: It makes me sick.
He always knows what to say. Do you see why it was so easy to predict the outcome of this little shindig? Cal likes action, not words.
Maybe once I thought so, but not now. Her entire thought process there is mind-boggling. Then several pages later: After all, so am I.
There is a love-tri Actual rating: Their smiles are fake and cold, just like their eyes. It spreads the message that we women are sly and hateful.
This is by far the most widespread stereotype about women. Red as the dawn. Never seen this before. Waste of my time.
Oh and you people! I would so love to see that! Plus, it would be interesting to see how the author imagined her world-building, for I had trouble visualising it while reading.
Basically, the author created her own world — which is admirable — melding Dystopia and High Fantasy as genres. The result is pretty impressive, let me tell you.
It was relatively easy to immerge into the storyline. Really, I stand by my claim that this will make a successful movie. Now we just have to wait and see.
Mare — the heroine — is incontestably fearless, rather reckless, badass enough but… not a ruler born. She wants the best for her people and tries to free them with as much power as she can muster, but her taking rash important decisions draws affliction to her person and people around her.
If becoming a queen is her destiny, then she requires some character development. We could make a great team, heh, the two of us!
There is a love triangle — almost… square? It made sense and, here and there, was actually strategic. Oh, manipulation corners every chapter.
Red Queen deserves everything it acquired thus far: I did not like Red Rising. I hated the main character.
Stupid, selfish, destructive brat intent on destroying the lives of her loved ones with all the makings of a special snowflake.
I cannot stand selfishness when it involves harming the lives of innocents. View all 46 comments. View all 12 comments.
Jun 30, Steph Sinclair rated it really liked it Shelves: Actually, calling it a love triangle is very spoilerish and I wish I could further calm your feels, but alas, you must read it for yourself.
Full review to come! View all 34 comments. That was an intense book and I really enjoyed it! I am a sucker for superpowers and this book had such a cool variety of them!
I was so into this book that I stayed up very, very late two nights in a row so I could see what happened next. Also, I really want a map for the world!
I feel like that would be such a cool addition to the book. View all 20 comments. Feb 16, Sana rated it it was ok Shelves: I wish I kept putting this book off until I eventually died someday.
I would have been saved from the incredible fucking boredom and dumb ass characters. Actual footage of me crying because I wasted three days on this book when I could have been reading good quality smut: Okay, but why was this book so long???
I feel like it could have been cut down by pages instead of fucking dragging to a disappointing and predictable ending.
Guys, the Red Queen? How am I supposed to take her seriously when I always think of a horse whenever someone says her name.
Cal is also dumb and annoying and has no personality whatsoever. His death would also be appreciated. I hope he finds Mare and Cal and then kills them and then rules ruthlessly, have a good day.
I want to feed them to sharks. BR with this smexy beast. Like literally everyone has read this except me??? Sana tf you doing??? Ok but this series is finally ending so i can start it soon!!
Jul 01, Regan rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 10 comments. I just felt so much disappointment after turning the last page, since I was expecting a fresh new story out of this one.
A very common dystopian trope. Yes, Mare can be considered badass with her unique ability and sassy attitude, but she felt like your typical Mary Sue for me.
And when her two love interests come along, she thinks of them both constantly and rather obsessively. Yes, the customary love triangle square is present.
Another iffy thing about the book was the lack of a backstory. Sure, I enjoyed all the Red vs. Maybe the next books will give me that.
View all 82 comments. Please be good, please be good. View all 50 comments. Feb 21, Lia a paper pigeon rated it it was ok Shelves: Anyone can betray anyone.
Let me explain why this book was a no-no for me. We could say most of my problems with this book are to blame on wrong timing. Not loved it, but it would have definitely gained a couple more stars and a bit more attention from my part.
To me, Red Queen felt like large bowl of minestrone made from scraps of those novels above, with only the tiniest and faintest bit of originality that were still too weak to get me hooked.
Different being the word. You can change the factors only a determined number of times, but in the end, the final product stays the same. Now put all this together and you could really be talking about any or every one of those books.
You name it, Red Queen has it. I liked the writing, though, reason for which I decided to give the author another chance.
Am I going to need therapy after this book? Does the premise of a love triangle square? Is this book going to make me want to flip tables?
Am I going to regret reading this book? Am I really sure I should read it? View all 93 comments. What a plot twist.
In the entire book I was like: I did not see that coming.. Julian was so right!!! Why did he do that to us?? You should have listened.
And you betrayed us both, in a thousand different ways. I choose no one. He never lied to her. She just assumed that he will go against his beliefs and his father?
So, what team am I? View all 16 comments. Jul 30, Mohammed Arabey rated it liked it. The Elite push the low class citizens into Poverty..
Every House has certain 2 colours or more, used for costumes.. And every girl show the power of her house.. The Heir to the Throne.. And only when he helped her to work at the Palace as a servant, and while the Game of the candidates princesses and future Queen is on, a huge revelation about Mare is just Out She can control Electricity, and even more powerful than the Silvers But with a new story of Love, some of it totally unconvincing.
So now you know all the basic story line.. I did since I love most of the elements , but the mix was confusing me a lot with the style of old kings era and the new tech.
The rest of the characters were ranged from very good to very shallow or just similar to other characters of the previous 5 major novels..
Will wait for the next part.. Rowling and George R. Mohammed Arabey From 1 Aug. View all 30 comments.
Good lord in heaven! This book should carry one of those labels. There were some pretty co Good lord in heaven!
There were some pretty cool scenes It was daringly gory and very deftly written. Here, everything is pretty easy to visualize.
Even the twist was visible from a mile off, because of course that character that everyone has been side-eyeing for the last three hundred pages is evil.
Of course the character that the heroine tries the hardest to convince herself is good people is bad people. Cersei Lannister engages Alina in a battle of wills view spoiler [and shit hits the fan when she orchestrates the killing of Robert Baratheon so Joffrey can take the throne even though it rightfully belongs to Mal.
Can Mare create forcefields? Even the Rise, red as the dawn thing that was clearly a marketing tool falls flat. World building is nothing without decent supporting characters.
I knew this book and I would have a hard time getting along when I realized it was written in exhausting, unfunny "snarky" first person, but look at the world Suzanne Collins managed to built through the eyes of one character.
In terms of the world building, there is none. If world building were food, this book would be starving.
Red Queen was not a letdown for me, though. I gained and lost nothing. View all 41 comments. A lot of people were mentioning that this was like a lot of different dystopian books and while I agree, I still think this is worth the read.
I enjoyed the world, the magic system I definitely saw parts of the ending coming but it was still entertaining!
Will be continuing the series! View all 7 comments. Dec 17, Adam Silvera rated it it was amazing Shelves: Finished my reread on audio!
And this read was extra fun since I knew all the major twists and got to watch the characters barrel into danger and deception.
In the country of Norta, the Fe Finished my reread on audio! In the country of Norta, the Feats of First Friday are held every month in city arenas.
Champions with Silver blood compete against one another using their supernatural abilities to entertain audiences of other Silvers and the lowly, powerless Red bloods that serve them.
To save herself and her war orphan friend, Kilorn, from conscription, Mare is pickpocketing Silvers in the small city of Summerton. There, a group of insurgents called the Scarlet Guard rise up against the Silvers, bombing a castle in the capital in the hopes of eliminating the Royal Court.
She fails at her mission due to the ensuing riots, but an attempt to pickpocket a boy named Cal serendipitously lands her a job as a serving girl at the summertime castle of King Tiberias.
But if one lie from the king can save her life, another lie may take it.