Red Queen: Book 1

Book review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Action-packed fantasy will grip fans of powerful heroines.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 146 reviews

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age 16+

A review of the series

I personally have read the entire Red Queen series. While this first book starts off innocently enough for the older young adult reader, the rest of the series adds to what is begun, not only in the story line but also in the subject matter. In the subsequent books the reader will be exposed to physical, emotional, and psychological torture of the main character. A ‘love triangle’ between three sub characters that involves a same sex couple, one of whom is married to their partners sibling. And at least two ‘soft’ love scenes. I share this on the first book because as any good writer of a series should do, the author leaves you hanging at the end of each book eager for the next installment. If you are not ready for the subsequent subject matter or feel that you child is not, please do not start this series.

This title has:

Too much violence
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age 14+

Action Fantasy

A little high on violence and torture for my taste. But overall a fun story with engaging characters. Lots of surprises!

This title has:

Too much violence

Book Details

  • Author: Victoria Aveyard
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Topics: Brothers and Sisters, Friendship
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • Publication date: February 10, 2015
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 13 - 17
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: June 25, 2018

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