“For hundreds of years, the Silvers have walked the earth as living gods and the Reds have been insects at their feet, until you.”
Hello bloggers and readers! Whats up my equals? It’s been a while since I blogged. It’s been more-than-a-while, actually. I’ve been caught up straightening my priorities and other unpractical and unnecessary things that I wouldn’t mind sharing. So, has anyone of you read Red Queen? You wouldn’t end up in this page if you haven’t. I’m just going to say that this is a very beautiful book articulately written. It’s very straight forward and stead fast. It’s words are very intricate and half flowery but again, it’s straight to the point which means one occurrence will not fill up a page with blooming words like the other books whose names should better be left unsaid.
The plot of the story revolves basically on a girl named Mare Barrow. Her world is divided by blood. In various countries like India or the Medieval times in England, the caste system were implemented, Generally, it would start from the slaves rising up to the soldiers, nobles, and higher nobles. However, in the world Mare Barrow is living in, the only divisions were the Red and Silver blood. The Silvers dominate over the Reds. They think they are more superior when compared to the Reds. Most of them are the nobles, royals or if not, men and women with reputation and good labor. However, the Reds simply serve. They follow by the rules governed by the Silvers and work for them. If on a chess play, the Silvers would be the King, Queen, Horses, Bishops, Rooks and all the other high ranking pieces while the Reds are basically just the pawns to move and risk.
The Silvers and Reds have lived by this injustice for almost the rest of their lives or just before Mare Barrow became a rebel and well, a betrayer of various people with different blood. This dimension of her life printed on a book consists an occurrence when she discovered her true blood. She was offered a job at the palace, to her surprise and that simple and complex thing started the wonderful, nerve-wrecking climax of the novel. She met Silver nobles with outstanding powers. Hatred, love, anger and betrayal surrounded Mare and the Silvers. She was torn in love, broke apart, betrayed upon and you will emotionally feel the standing of Mare Barrow.
Trust me when I say this but the novel really is a heart-smasher and a brain killer. So much betrayals are occurring that you literally don’t know who to trust, Silver or Red. There are different Silver abilities- Animos, Blood healer, Burner, Cloner, Eyes, Greenwarden, Magnetron, Nymph, Oblivion,Shadow, Shiver, Silence, Silk, Singer, Skin healer, Stone skin, Storm, Stone arm, Swift, Telkies, Whisper, and Windweaver. Mare Barrow has an ability but not belonging to the ones enlisted. Not belonging to any Silver abilities at all. She has the ability to control and produce lightning. Amongst the Silver abilities, no abilities have the power to manufacture or produce an element. For example, burner. Burner uses fire as the main element. Burners do not make fire. They do not spurt out fire from their palms like spider man and his web or something. Burners have this ring that sparks a tiny glint of fire and the burners control it based on their liking. Therefore, they do not control the element they own.
Mare Barrow’s ability captured the Silver nobles and they used her as a lie and a pawn (you’ll find out how. Just read it). It is also said that yes, she is born-red, known-silver. But technically, she is different. Silver and Red, stronger than both parties. I took the “What’s your Red Queen Power?” test at Epic Reads, here’s the link ya’ll