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?
June 15, 2015
Oh. My. God! This book was seriously amazing! I absolutely loved it and I so wished that it never ended! But, alas, it had to come to an end, but not without leaving you with a cliffhanger.
The story was absolutely awesome. I really enjoyed the contrast between the two different types of people. You have the Reds, who are normal people, who struggle everyday to make ends meet, are forced into battle if they aren't placed with a talent. They are like the working class of the everyday world. And then you have the Silvers. They are the gods. The elite, the rich and famous type people. Politicians and Royals. And they also possess special abilities that the Reds don't and can't possess. They are the type that look down their noses at the working class, who think they are above them. And all of this is set in a Dystopian world.
The characters were also amazing. I think the author captured the essence of each and everyone quite well. I really liked how Mare was witty and cunning, I didn't like how gullible she was and quick to judge people though.
The story became predictable early on, but even with that, I was still pleased with the ending and the direction the story went. And I won't go into too much more of this, because I don't want to spoil it for you if you haven't read it.
I recommend this book if you are a fan of The Selection by Kiera Cass or Match by Ally Condie with a little bit of a fantasy/paranormal twist.