Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Published: February 10, 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…
This was a very entertaining read and I can see why so many people are talking about it. Sadly it felt a little slow in some parts of the book.It also had some similarities to some other books I have read, but it did have a few different things that kept me reading. There was action, a little bit of romance, and learning life lessons like who to trust. I’m already trying to get my hands on Glass Sword after that ending!