30th March, 2015. 4:51pm
The first time I tried watching Game of Thrones, I didn’t make it past the first 30 minutes. It was too boring, too gruesome for me. But Red Queen, while it had all the gruesomeness that one can associate with Game of Thrones, captured my full, undivided interest.
Although there were parts that I find slow, pages that I would have been fine without, I liked how Victoria Aveyard found a way to tell a story that will make you hate the villain so much and question everything you’ve learned from the last hundred pages or so. All throughout, all I ever wanted was to wring Elara and Evangeline’s neck. They’re that bad. And when Maven’s real motive was revealed, I wish I’d have Mare’s ability so I can electrocute him myself.
One of the lessons I have learned from this book is this particular line:
In our world today, this makes the most sense. It’s also true what it has been constantly said throughout the book: “Anyone can betray anyone.” Everyone has got something to say about anyone, and even within the family, this can happen. I wouldn’t say this is my favorite high fantasy novel, but this definitely has a potential for either good TV or movie. I hope someone from the film industry will turn this novel into a movie. Its potential is off the charts. That much I agree. And I would definitely watch it if they turned this into a movie.
I have read a couple of books depicting dystopia, but this is one world that I never wanted to be in. In the world of high fantasy novels, this is definitely one of the bests, but after the last page, I figured I’d rather be a citizen of Panem and volunteer as Tribute than be in Mare’s world and become a Red, a Silver, or both.