ONE. I hate First Friday. It makes the village crowded and now, in the heat of high summer, that's the last thing anyone wants. From my place in the shade it isn't 15 · Red Queen (Red Queen #1)(9) · 14 · 12. ONE. I flinch. The rag she gives me is clean, but it still smells like blood. I shouldn' t care. I already have blood all over my clothes. The red is mine, of course. We've been giving you little teases about RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard for months, but now, we're giving you a taste of the book itself!.