Victoria Aveyard - Red Queen
Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard's
sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose
once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the
king's palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?
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. Before the king,
princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her
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.