Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Mare Barrow lives in a world divided between the wealthy (the Silvers) and the poor (The Reds). Her days consist of pick-pocketing to help her family survive. Mare, her family, Kilorn (her best friend) are Reds. They have nothing special about them except to ensure Silvers' lives of leisure. Silvers, on the other hand, not only have money and power, but are also gifted with extraordinary abilities.

When her sister can no longer work, Mare goes into full mode pick-pocketing. Her best friend Kilorn is in danger of being conscripted. His leaving is tearing at Mare, and she'll do anything to stop this from happening.

One fateful night will forever change the destiny of not only Mare, but her family's and Kilorn's as well.

Aveyard has created a sweeping fantasy that enchants and intrigues the reader to keep trying to figure out the twists, plots, schemes and relationships it presents.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This looks really good. The way the silvers and the reds are separated reminds me of a series I read, The selection series by Kiera Cass. In the land where they live, they're seperated into ranks, with One being the best.