2.5 out of 5 stars
I delved into this book expecting an original, incredible story about a girl who could not stand her class, the Reds being oppressed and looked down upon by their "superiors", the Silvers. However, despite all of the hype and rave surrounding this book, I found that was not the case. In my opinion, at least. The synopsis glorifies the narrative, makes it sound unique and original, but I didn't think it was very good. Many reviewers compared Red Queen to Red Rising by Pierce Brown, and I can see where they're coming from. This book's premise is eerily similar to that of Red Rising's, what with the social hierarchies of color, the protagonist's determination to revolt against the members of the topmost class as result of the death of a loved one, revolting requires going undercover and posing as a member of the opposition, etc. The only difference being that while I absolutely loved Red Rising and couldn't get enough, Red Queen didn't really cut it for me.