By Victoria Aveyard
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 …
I. Could. Not. Stop. Reading. This.
The kind of book that makes you stay up late two nights in a row to finish. The kind of book that makes you totally ignorant to people speaking to you, even when they call your name. The kind of book that makes you wish you could magically make books two and three appear in your hands.
Fast-paced, engaging, with plenty of plot twists and mind-blowing secrets.
Some people said this felt like a rip-off of Red Rising. I just started Red Rising, so I’ll let you know on that. This book also draws comparisons to X-Men and in my mind, overtures of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games.
There might not be much unique going on here, but all the pieces stuck together make for a hell of a fun book.
Oh and Victoria if you’re reading this, let’s be BFF’s because, girlfriend, you’re kind of living my dream life. International best-seller at 26, debuting at #1 on the NYT best-sellers list, three-book deal, international book tour, and movie in production. Oh and your hair is amazeballs. Yup, let’s talk.