Quotations: Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard



"But no news is good news." - Mare page 3

"Let them ruin each other. They're not our people." - Kilorn page 7


"There is so much more out there. Beyond us, beyond the Silvers, beyond everything I know." - Mare page 13

"One day people are going to come and take everything you have." - Gisa page 14


"I don't like getting involved with other people's business. I don't have time for it." - Mare page 22

"Leave everything to me." - Mare page 22

"Safety has a price, girl." - Farley page 24

"Everything has a price, girl. No one knows that more than me." - Mare page 24

"Our freedom is worth a fortune." - Mare page 25

"Don't do this to me, Mare. Don't make me believe there's a way out of this. Don't give me hope."  - Kilorn page 25

"He'r right. It's cruel to give hope where none should be. It only turns into disappointment, resentment, rage - all the things that make this life more difficult than it already is." - Mare page 25

"Maybe then I'll find the right words to say. Maybe then I'll understand how I feel." - Mare page 26

"Sometimes I want to kill you." - Gisa page 27


"So I will have to  be faster than ever, smarter than ever, and worst of all, luckier than ever. It's maddening." - Mare page 32

"Until you recognize us a human, as equal, the fight will be at your door." - Farley page 35


"I don't suppose I'll see his smile for much longer." - Mare page 41

"I caused so much harm today, so much hurt to the ones I love most." - Mare page 41

"I guess causing pain is all I'm good for." - Mare page 41

"Things shouldn't be like this." - Cal page 45

"There are worse lives to live. Don't feel sorry for me." - Mare page 45

"The world changed around us and we stayed the same." - Mare page 47

"I wish things were different." - Mare's dad page 48


"Say nothing. Hear nothing. Speak to no one, for they will not speak to you." - Ann Walsh page 53

"A demonstration of power, Father. They make us wait because they can." - Ptolemus page 57

"Their skills are even more frightening than their appearances." - Mare page 58


"Whatever happiness I felt before is completely gone." - Mare page 60

"I must be in so much pain that I cannot feel it." - Mare page 67


"I guess I did it wrong, as I do everything wrong." - Mare page 72

"If you know someone's fear, you know them." - Queen Elara page 74

"Tears sting my eyes, threatening to fall, but I will not cry. I have that much pride left." - Mare page 75

"I can fight the tears but not the questions. Not the doubt growing in my heart." - Mare page 75


"I look beautiful. And I hate it." - Mare page 85

"I don't think anything about me is suitable." - Mare page 86

"As beautiful as this world is, it's just as dangerous. People who are not useful. People who makes mistakes, they can be removed. You can be removed." - Cal page 88

"But there's nothing I can do except hate her." - Mare page 90


"To look powerful is to be powerful." - Mare page 92

"Again, I'm grateful for all the makeup. It's my shield, between them and the truth of who I am. A truth I don't even understand." - Mare page 94

"No one speaks up. No one would listen if they did." - Mare page 99


"I don't think anything about me is normal anymore." - Mare page 108



"Besides, words can lie. See beyond them." - Julian page 120

"There's nothing wrong with being different." - Julian page 133

"Time is passing. My life is moving on, no matter how much I want it to stay the same." - Mare page 134

"You better hide that heart of yours, Lady Titanos. It won't lead you anywhere you want to go." - Maven page 136


"I don't have the luxury of being selfish." - Cal page 143

"The power is in me and I don't want to let go. It feels better than pain." - Mare page 150

"Even I'm surprised at how easily the lie comes. One day I might even be able to lie to myself, to think my mind into thinking I'm happy." - Mare page 159



"I'm trying to tell you that I'm not the same as the rest of them. I think my life is worth yours, and I'll give it gladly, if it means change." - Maven page 178

"Your violent methods aren't winning you any friends." - Maven page 180

"I made the choice for you, to keep you safe." - Mare page 185

"Time moves slowly when you're waiting for something good." - Mare page 185

"Don't corner someone better than you, it makes them more dangerous." - Cal page 189

"You can't beat her with ability, so beat her with your head." - Cal page 189


"How can she ever expect to win if she doesn't try?" - Sonya page 192

"A soldier doesn't blink until the battle is won." - Mare page 195

"I'll teach you what it's like to know fear." - Mare page 196


"My life has not been charming. I know to expect the worst out of everything and everyone." - Mare page 212

"Anyone can betray anyone." - Julian page 214


"I'm afraid of failing. I'm afraid of letting this opportunity pass us by. And I'm afraid of what happens if nothing in this world ever changes." - Maven page 219

"I do not forget. I do not forgive." - King Tiberias page 244



"Practice really does make perfect." - Mare page 254

"What I need and what I want are two different things." - Kilorn page 256


"You never change, Cal." - Maven page 261

"I will fix this. I won't let them hurt you. You have my word." - Maven page 266

"I hurt everyone especially myself." - Mare page 267


"When I stare at the water, I can ignore my fading future." - Mare page 280

"I'm not a little lovesick girl." - Mare page 285

"How heartless do you think I am?" - Cal page 286


"He will always choose you." - Maven page 301


"I wish things were different." - Cal page 307

"I've never wanted anything to  be right and yet wrong at the same time." - Mare page 309

"Choose me. Choose a new world. Make a better world." - Mare page 313

"It was always you." - Cal page 313

"I make him choose. I was eager, I was stupid. I let myself hope." - Mare page 316


"You made me believe." - Mare page 323

"You never looked at me. You never saw me." - Maven page 324

"The truth doesn't matter. It only matters what the people believe." - Julian page 327


"I should be afraid but I have nothing left to fear. The worst has already happened." - Mare page 330

"How does it feel? How does it feel to be used Mare Barrow?" - Cal page 332

"One day your lies will strangle you." - Mare page 336

"I will never make the mistake of loving you ever again." - Mare page 336

"I'll protect you as long as I can." - Cal page 341


"But a man's nature is not so easily changed." - Mare page 356

"I don't expect him to forgive me, and I don't deserve it either." - Mare page 358


"I will never submit again. I will never stop fighting." - Mare page 364

Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard


After reading my favorite trilogy before, I had a hard time looking for the next best book. But I am happy to share that this one had me hooked like in my favorite series! I can't wait for the next books to be finished!

Title: Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Type: Fiction

Category: Young Adult

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Harper Teen

Total Chapters: 28 + Epilogue

Total Pages: 365 (Ebook)

Table of Contents: Yes

Summary From The Book:

(From Goodreads) This is a world divided by blood—red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare's potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance—Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.

My Thoughts:

The book focuses on the main heroine's point of view - Mare Barrow. Although her mind is quite complex to understand, the plot had me hooked on this book.  

It all started just like any books, how the heroine has all the sufferings in life. On how unfair the world is. How unprivileged her life has become. It all changed when her best friend, Kilorn had to go to military duties and he is untrained. 

Mare is willing to do everything for her friend even if she has to sacrifice but this is where all the chaos started. She gets sucked in a world that is unknown to her. 

All the hardships and the new world she entered is what made the book exciting! How everything slowly unfolded. That is what kept me grounded and hooked on this book. 

My favorite character of the story might be Cal because I imagine him as someone who is naive but an honest, honorable person. He has his faults but still, I love his character. 

The scene that I love most is when Mare discovered who Cal really is! Even I did not expected that. 

The title of the book fits the story but telling you the reason behind it is like a spoiler so I will not share it. 

The book is about family, equality, friendship, betrayal and a bit of love!

My Favorite Line/s:

"I do not forget. I do not forgive."

Rating: 5/5 because I was really hooked. One of the books that made me finish it in two days.


To those people who likes story with genetic mutations and a lot of action!