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DISCLAIMER: This book is on the YARA booklist and is only available for checkout in the library to 8th graders with young adult permission. 

In Red Queen, the world is divided by blood—Reds and Silvers. Silvers are rulers with special abilities, and the Reds are commoners. The narrator of this book is a 17-year-old named Mare Barrow. Mare is a Red, but there is something different about her. She has a mutation that grants her a Silver-like ability. 

The book starts to get interesting in chapter five. In this chapter Mare attempts to pickpocket a man named Cal, who is later discovered to be the prince. The next day Mare wakes up to Silver officers knocking on the door. She assumes it is a routine security search, but there is a Red royal servant with the officers. The servant tells Mare that she has been selected to serve at an event called Queenstrial, which is when all the young Silver noblewomen compete for the crowned prince’s hand in marriage. Mare suspected Cal was the reason she got a job at the palace. 

The last Silver noble, Evangeline, demonstrates her ability as a magnetron who can control metal. While showing off her power, Evangeline sends metal shards toward Mare. Mare, not knowing what she was doing, shoots back lightning and makes the shards fall. Mare had no idea she was able to not only control but create lightning. From this moment on, Mare soon discovers her life will never be the same. 

Red Queen is a dystopian novel by Victoria Aveyard. This book is like going on a roller coaster of emotions. It is very fun to read. Red Queen has very interesting character, epic fight scenes, and an extremely unexpected plot twist. There are three other books in the Red Queen series. They are called Glass SwordKing’s Cage, and War Storm.                  

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