May 27-June 18
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.
Review : This book was so good this is set in a dystopian world where you're blood defines you're worth Red is below the silvers . Mare is close to turning 18 and her best friend kilorne is going to have have to go into the war she's trying to find a way to stop it from happening so she has her sister help her go into silver world . A terrorist group called the Scarlet Guard are trying to take over and when leaving the Silver world gisa pickpockets a silver and she gets her hand smashed . When out again Mare pickpockets someone name Cal and he gets her a job at a silver palace but then something happens Mare finds out she has powers lightning powers .Mare finds out Cal is the prince and to hide her the queen fakes her as some lost princess and she is to be engaged to Cal brother Maven who is find to be an interesting character his father doesn't think Maven is not a good as Cal who is a soldier. Mare is able to visit her family with the help of Cal who hears one of her brothers is dead . Mare starts getting trained by Julian who is the brother of the former queen . Mare joins the Scarlet Guard and we find out Maven is also in the guard and they help Farley with giving her names . But at a party Maven and Mare are set to get certain people killed an explosion happens the guard is taken in . Mare has Julian help her get them released. They are traveling away from the Silver castle and Julian gave mare a note there were others like Mare some dead some still alive and she gives the names to Farley . With their plan executed Mare tries to convince Cal but it doesn't work and Cal brings Mare and Maven in but then we learn the queen and Maven have been working together and they kill the king and now Maven is the king because the put the blame on Cal . They are to be executed and put in to fight but then the Scarlet Guard comes to save them and we learn Mare brother is still alive.
“The gods rule us still. They have come down from the stars. And they are no longer kind.”
“I will never make the mistake of loving you ever again."
"So you choose him?"
That's all this ever was. Jealousy. Rivalry. All so shadow could defeat the flame.”
“I'll make the other scream for you, Mare, every last one. Not just your parents. Not just your siblings. But every single one like you. I'm going to find them, and they will die with you in their thoughts, knowing this is the fate you have brought them. I am the king and you could've been my Red Queen. Now you are nothing.”
The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.”