Red Queen by Victoria AveyardFriday, August 14, 2015
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
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The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.Red and silver: two colors that mean so much more in Mare’s world. Those with red blood are forced to live in poverty, working nonstop, most without electricity, and most forced into the military at young ages. Those with silver blood are royalty, all with money, and all with some sort of magic power—some stronger than others. These two people are divided. However when Mare, quite literally, falls into the sights of the royals and shows the powers she possesses, the divided line becomes blurred.
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? -- Goodreads
“We used to beat each other up as children, but now that we’re older—and he’s a foot taller than me—I try to avoid scuffles. He has his uses, I suppose. Reaching high shelves, for example” (3).
“Like my dad, Kilorn’s father was sent off to war, but whereas mine returned missing a leg and a lung, Mr. Warren came back in a shoe box” (4).