Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?
Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood–those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard–a growing Red rebellion–even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.
I recieved a free copy from the publishers via Edelweiss.
My Rating: 5 goddamn stars.
This is a great book. I can say with confidence that this book will become the best in 2015.
“Why?” you ask.
BECAUSE OF THE DAMN MAGIC, POLITICAL INTRIGUE, BEAUTIFUL CHARACTERS AND WELL-WRITTEN WORLD.
And blood. Silver Blood. SILVER. My aesthetic taste exults.
Let’s start with the heroine. Mare Barrow. She a simple Red girl and she earns a living by stealing from the richer people.
Nothing indicated her features. There were no signs of trouble.
While the sequence of events is not forced Mare understand that she was special.
She has magic as Silver.
But she is Red.
I would not’ll spoil my review, but subsequent events led she to the palace to the Silver, where she became a princess. The poor girl became a princess. It’s like a cruel fairy tale, if you ask my opinion.
Mare was betrothed to a prince. And dressed in a beautiful dresses.
But she hasn’t forgotten who she was and whose daughter she is.
She joins the rebellion and trying by all means to help overthrow the Silver monarchy.
But she is not aware of one little thing:
Anyone can betray anyone.
And I ask you not to forget this while reading, otherwise you will be left with the same broken heart like mine.