Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Summary Reactions 3: Red Queen

"Summary Reactions" is a (very short) series of posts where I analyze the Goodreads summaries of over-hyped books I plan to read. Today, I'm looking at the summary of Red Queen, a YA fantasy novel that came out a week ago.

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"The poverty stricken Reds are commoners (The poor people are the commoners? Really?), living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow (I still can't get over the fact that her name is Mare), a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?"

This summary lacks anything in the way of detail, so there's not much I can do with it. Honestly, the idea of a caste society divided by the color of blood sounds gimmicky, but it sounds like a lot of people loved this book, so we'll see.

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I reserved Red Queen through the library so hopefully it will come in soon. Hopefully, it will not be nearly as generic as this summary makes it out to be.

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