I have to tell you guys that I have some of the best friends out there. This summer I told my girlfriends that I wanted to start a book club and they instantly all agreed to join the club. If you are a lover of books and aren’t a member of a book club, I highly recommend you go out and join one as soon as possible. Trust me, you’ll love it!
For the month of August we read and discussed Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. What a great first book to select! It’s a real winner!
Here’s a quick synopsis of the book
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.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard--a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal (source).
My Top 4 Reason Why I Choose to Recommend this Book as Our First Read
- I’m a sucker for young adult books, especially sci-fi dystopian books.
- Every book blog I read was recommending I read this book. I trust the opinions of the bloggers I read so I had to give it a shot.
- I locked myself out of the house one day this summer and, instead of waiting for my husband to get home and let me in, I walked down to the library to check out Red Queen. I spent the next several hours sitting under the tree on our front lawn waiting for Justin to get home. The tree trunk provided a great back support and the gentle breeze made for a relaxing summer afternoon. I was instantly drawn into Mare Barrow’s world and knew I wanted to share it with others.
- The book left me wanting to know more. What will be the fate of the Silvers? What will be the fate of the Reds? What will be the fate of Mare? I wanted to discuss possible outcomes and theories about what would happen next.
We had such a fun time discussing this book together. We literally talked about books for three hours that night. While enjoyed for delicious snacks and drinks, but mostly it was all about books. I think book club nights are quickly becoming my favorite night of the month.
After all the girls left, I searched the Internet to see if there was any information about an official Scarlet Guard logo. My efforts left me emptied handed, so last week I sent out a call to all you Red Queen fans to choose a design for the Scarlet Guard. I was elated and surprised to get a comment from Victoria Aveyard informing me that there is an official logo in the book! It turns out that the canon on the torn flag in the end papers of the book is actually the SG logo.
But you probably want to know which logo won, right? It was an extremely close race between Design 1 and Design 2, but Design 2 turned out to be the winner! Thank you to all that voted and shared the post with your friends.
I just listed a new Red Queen inspired design in the shop today. Right now you can get Free Worldwide Shipping till September 13. Don’t miss out!