Book Trailer! - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard5:40 PM
The book trailer for Victoria Aveyard's debut YA novel Red Queen was revealed on the Epic Reads YouTube channel today! I'm sure you've already heard a lot of hype for this one... and Red Queen totally deserves it.
It's a mash-up of everything I love to read in a dystopian meets fantasy novel. It has the extraordinary powers and potential for romance like Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me series, and the political struggles and rebellion against a regime of Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy. The publisher describes it as Kristin Cashore's Graceling meets Kiera Cass's The Selection, which is also fitting. I know you'll definitely be making some comparisons when you're reading the book, but Red Queen is such a thrilling and addictive debut that I don't think you'll really care.
Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen officially hits bookstores next week, and I hope everyone falls in love with this new series!
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Summary (from HarperCollins):
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.