Although we have a few more days left to go until 2015 comes to a close I know hands down which book has been my favourite this year, so I couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen is my favourite book of 2015 and let me tell you why.
For those of you who do not know, Red Queen is a fantasy, young adult novel that for me, is unlike anything else I have ever read.
This is the main reason for it being my favourite book. So many dystopian novels or fantasy novels have similar aspects in them that are also in other books in that genre. Red Queen is unique and will leave you second guessing everything an everyone.
The plot and the plot twists also added to why this book became my favourite. I am one of those people who 90% of the time can guess what the plot twist will be but Victoria Aveyard brilliantly kept everything hidden and then BAM! It all hits you at once and before you know it you are sitting there with your mouth wide open asking yourself ‘did that really happen’?
The plot to this novel is very intricate and there are lots of different thins going on in this world in the background, which become greatly important as the book goes on. These different events and details keep you distracted so when the plot twists start hurdling towards you, you really don’t see them coming.
The characters in Red Queen feel realistic. Nobody is too smart or too nice, or too pretty or too strong. Everybody has the right level of weaknesses and strengths. The Prince’s though are perfect, or at least that’s what you are lead to believe.
Finally the cover. Now if you say you don’t judge a book by it’s cover then I’m sorry but you are lying. This cover is beautiful, yet simple. It sums up so much of the book and yet leaves you wondering and asking questions.
Red Queen is by far an amazing addition to the young adult and fantasy genre and deserves so much praise!
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