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I had realized that it has been a very long time since I gave a good book pick! The last book pick was for Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine. I love books, and because I know I am always looking for a good read every now and again, I figured that some of you may be as well.
This time, I am picking a book I read a while ago. I am suggesting this book though because I finished the fourth and final book in the series recently.
I love this series so much you guys, so I very much suggest that you have a read of the first book, The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
This book is a New York Times Bestseller, and quite possibly one of my favorite books I’ve read recently.
I love this book because it speaks to a lot of issues that are current and prevalent in our own society, but with a magical and thrilling story line.
This series speaks to a dystopian world that is divisive and damaging to the people who live in it. As most of you know, I studied human rights at Uni. This book spoke to me as a wonderful metaphor for the world we live in now. Not everyone is treated equally or fairly, and it is all propagated by a system that was built on and thrives on these inequalities.
Although I am sure you want to hear more about the plot of this story, rather than how moved I was by its societal parallels. Here the short back cover synopsis of The Red Queen:
“Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own”The Red Queen
So grab this book babes, and cuddle up this weekend for some downtime while you get lost in this thrilling tale <3