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Joanna Cruz, Staff Writer/Columnist

Red Queen:

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Book cover of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The story of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard tells the story of the Silvers and Reds. The Silvers live with riches and have powers of many sorts, while the Reds live in poor conditions and are forced to work with the Silvers. The Reds do not have powers while the Silvers have all sorts of powers. Red Queen tells the story of Mare Barrow, a red, who steals to help her family survive in their poor conditions. She discovers she has powers while serving at a party filled with Silvers and she is forced to take the name of a princess whose bloodline “disappeared” until she could learn how to control her powers in secret. I personally enjoyed reading Red Queen, the concept of the Reds and Silvers is unique and I really liked how descriptive Aveyard was while writing the story.

“Sprites glitter in air that stinks of freshly spilled blood. The revel will go on, I realize. Everything will go on. But I am not sure that I can.”


Cruel Prince:

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Book cover from The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black is a story filled with faeries, the mystical world of magic and betrayal. The story tells of Jude Duarte, her twin sister named Taryn and her half older sister Vivianne, who were stolen from the mortal world after the murder of Jude’s parents by Vivianne’s biological father. Ten years later, Jude is trying to understand her place in the land of Faerie. I loved reading The Cruel Prince by Holly Black because it’s very unique and different in a variety of ways and Black expresses how cruel and ruthless the Fey truly are behind their beautiful looks. The world of Faerie is wicked and fascinating.

“From now until  the end of your days, you must lie. Your life depends on it, little lightning girl.”



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Book of Warcross by Marie Lu

Warcross by Marie Lu takes place in a dystopian Tokyo, Japan. This is where gaming is an everyday lifestyle, but when Emika Chen hacks into the well known game, Warcross, she accidentally glitches herself in the game. She is called by the creator of Warcoss and is offered a job as a undercover hacker. I absolutely loved reading Warcross by Marie Lu, her sci-fi fantasy world is well written and the world building is vivid. Emika Chen is probably one of the best heroins I have read of in a book, she is a strong and independent character who goes after what she wants and doesn’t let people stop her.

“And when I finally leave my bedroom to join my teammates in our training for the day, it’s the memory of his dark eyes that lingers, the mystery behind his bloodied knuckles and furious gaze.”

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