Title: The Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Source: Borrowed from the library
The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.
To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.
Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.
There is a ton of hype surrounding this book. The cover immediately grabs your attention then of course reading the inside flap lures you in and then you read the book and completely understand why there is so much hype surrounding this book.
Mare is an excellent protagonist. She takes none crap and she does not allow herself to become a love struck teenage girl. She has far too much on her plate to be bothered with boys. I like that she has feelings for a guy, but it does not overpower the story at all. I would also like to congratulate Aveyard on not making the love triangle the main focus in the first novel. There is a few characters who it seems might create a love triangle, but Mare has no time for that. I love Cal and Malvin as the princes. They are complex and I want to learn more about both of them. I think Farley could have her own novella because she has a lot of back story that I am curious about her.
This society has silvers bloods are the elite and red bloods are considered a lower class and are the workers for the silvers. Mare gets a job working for Silvers and a freak accident causes her to be brought to the silver's attention.
I am excited for the rest of this series.