by Victoria Aveyard
Publication Date: February 10th 2015
Received From: Orion
Received From: Orion
The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.
To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.
Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.
But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?
"From now until the end of your days, you must lie. Your life depends on it, little lightening girl."
There is a reason everyone has been going crazy for this book! It’s a beautifully written, gripping hold of your attention from the first chapter and not let it go until you’re picking your jaw up off the floor as you turn the last page. It’s the perfect read for lovers of Divergent and The Hunger Games and it’s jam packed with plot twists that will make your head spin.
The overall concept of this book was fascinating to me. In a way it’s got a strong connect to the power struggle white and black people have had through history but with this it’s the insides that are different. The half of the population with red blood are seen as less because of this and the Silver’s as the superior race because their silver blood gives them superhuman abilities. The whole book shows the struggle for equality in a way only a YA novel could. But is this world too far gone for change? Can the characters put their own desires to one side to help give Red’s a better way of life? Well you’re just going to have to read to find out aren’t you?
As well as the concept the characters in this book are so well crafted it’s hard not to fall in love with it. Mare, our strong female protagonist, is feisty and fuelled by her need for justice. In a situation where she should have no control Mare uses her new position as the future princess to try and save her family and friends from poverty. But in a world completely alien to her she needs to rely on people she doesn’t wholly trust. Silver people.
Then there are the boys. Okay this might be the only place this book falters. Do NOT get me wrong, it’s still epic but you all know how I feel about the YA love triangle. Although, this ones more of a YA Square!! All three boys are well written and Cal is hot as hell however, having three guys completely smitten with one character? A little over board in my opinion. But that’s just preference. Doesn’t take anything away from the book at all and it does actually add in some interesting plot changes.
Overall this book is exciting, heart breaking and has no problem shocking you into submission. It’s one of my favourite books of 2015 and I’m super excited to see what comes next. If you loved Divergent, The Hunger Games or Branded then go get this one already. You won’t regret it.
"The dawn is coming for you all"
I received this book as an ARC from Orion to read & review. This is a 100% honest review.
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