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.
Holy. Cow. So, if you like.. Hunger Games.. Throne of Glass.. Graceling.. this is a book for you. I absolutely loved this book. Reds are pretty much slaves while Silvers are royalty. Reds bleed red and do all the grunt work while Silvers bleed silver and have magic.
Mare is taken on as a maid but during a Kings banquet, she unleashes a magic power that she shouldn't have. She is a red, and red's don't have magic. The King and Queen force her into being a "Silver Princess" a long lost silver lady to hide the fact that she is a red with power. She is also betrothed to the King's younger son.
She knows that everything is just wrong. She meets with the rebels and comes up with a plan to try to help the Reds. In the meantime she trains to be a lady and trains to use her magic. She has to master it or she will end up dying in the training ring. If anyone sees her Red blood, chaos will happen.
This book was absolutely awesome. I haven't read a book this good in awhile! And oh my gosh, there is such betrayal at the end! I'm going to go nuts waiting on a second book, and this book isn't even out yet! I won't elaborate more on this, just go read it !