The Rise of the Red Queen

The Rise of the Red Queen - Bourne Morris

I enjoyed the first book in this series, even with all the maddening drama that Red had to deal with, and really looked forward to reading this latest installment. Red is back as interim Dean of the Journalism School and is currently in the running to become the permanent Dean. She thinks she just might have a shot now that things have calmed down a bit. Unfortunately for Red things start to spiral out of control leaving a journalism student missing and her colleagues either bickering with each other or just becoming downright stupid.


I really do like Red and always end up feeling horrible for her with all she has to put up with. You would have thought that after the first book there couldn't possibly have been anymore drama at the University but there was. Sometimes the drama can be a bit over the top (like with her colleagues) but I really liked how the over the top drama was balanced out by the disappearance of Jamie. Getting to read from Jamie's point of view and seeing what she experienced is what I really liked about this book. 


The true identity of who was behind the disappearance wasn't all that hard for me to figure out. With all that happened in the book I just felt like that person's identity was obvious. It did feel like a little bit of a letdown but didn't drastically lessen my enjoyment of the book.


I am looking forward to reading more of this series but I do hope the future books do not include so much bickering and crazy drama between the professors on the campus. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the galley.