Author: Victoria Aveyard
Published: February 10th 2015
This is a world divided by blood - red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.
Fearful of Mare's potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.
But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance - Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart...
Since this book has probably been reviewed about a million times, I’m really not going to go into a full blown review of the book. I think I’m going to start doing more of these mini reviews for books that don’t really need a full review. So what these mini reviews are going to consist of are going to be the ones that I’m more than three years late on reviewing pretty much. It’s gonna be ridiculous, but for whatever reason, if I read a book, I feel a need to review it, so it’s happening. Right now. Lets do this.
I think my favorite part about this book is that I went in, totally assuming I was going to see a thousand other plots and books in it, because that’s what I kept seeing on Twitter and Goodreads, but I didn’t at all. I figured I wouldn’t like it, because of what I’d been hearing, but that wasn’t the case at all.
I loved the writing, it was so easy to read that I could actually zone out around people and just fall into the world, and the story just flowed so well. I loved the characters, and for once, the main character didn’t totally make me want to rip my hair out more than half of the time. She actually ended up not annoying me much at all. Although, I’ve heard that she does get annoying in the later books, but as of now, no annoyance to be found.
About that plot twist at the end… That plot twist wasn’t really that much a surprise if you were really looking for the signs and what not. I like to read books and not look for the surprise coming up or anything like that, so I kind of let myself be surprised in a way, but I could kind of see it coming still because of how many times I’ve read this kind of plot twist before.
But all in all, I did like this one a lot. And I definitely already started the second book, although I’ve gotten a bit distracted by Daughter of the Burning City so it’s been put on hold. But I will definitely finish it later!
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!