Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
TRUST NO ONE! If only Mare can remember this. Mare lives in a world where the type of blood you have determines if you serve and barely survive or rule the kingdom. Mare has red blood and she must steal to help feed her family. Not only does silver blood rule but it comes with supernatural powers. A twist of fate puts Mare in front of the King and Queen and all discover she may have red blood but she has power. She is “something other”. Romance, intrigue, lots of action, and pulls you through to the end. Great book, highly recommend. Book 2 “Glass Sword” is available in paperback and “Kings Cage” is available in hardcover.— Della McNamara
Victoria Aveyard's internationally beloved #1 New York Times bestseller is now in paperback
Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. There, before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play 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 everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard--a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays the only certainty is betrayal.
This sweeping story of palace intrigue, class hierarchy, and deception will keep readers hurtling along, desperate to find out Mare's fate. Her honesty and determination, quick wit, and no-holds-barred attitude will surely make readers fall in love with her.