- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Harperteen (10 February 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062310631
- ISBN-13: 978-0062310637
- Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 15.5 x 23.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 562 g
- Customer Reviews: 29 customer reviews
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Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own--an ability she didn't know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red.
To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into 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 her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard--the leaders of a Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince--and Mare against her own heart.
From debut author Victoria Aveyard comes a lush, vivid fantasy series where loyalty and desire can tear you apart and the only certainty is betrayal.
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This story is about the super powered Silvers (who have X-Men type powers), who rule over the Reds, the common human class who basically act as the slaves to the Silvers. The society is set up with the Silvers as an Elite Royalty, with a King and then the entire set of upper class ranks, with Counts, Dukes, Duchesses etc. On the other side are the Reds, living in complete poverty and doing all the menial chores and the labour to support the Silvers.
Along comes Mare, our main character, who is a bit of a lovable rogue as a down and out Red, about to be conscripted into the Red army and sent off into the never ending War that is going on. However, Mare has a special ability - a Silver like talent that may well upset the entire balance and destroy everything.
In the middle of all of this, there is a revolt starting to happen carried out by the Scarlet Guard, of course there has to be a romance, and there is a choice of Prince to be King, Cal, and the second Prince, Maven. Not forgetting of course there is her Red friend Kilorn.
This is a great story, with a plot that should be well worn and easy to pick, but surprisingly enough, is actually a lot of fun, has great characters, some great twist, and the Author has done a fantastic job to make it worth the read.
Looking forward to the next part in this adventure.
Ignore the criticism and prattle about this book - they obviously didn't bother to read it properly - this is an interesting fantasy tale with some good twists and plots and a main character that is a lot of fun. Enjoy!