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Paperback: 400 pages
Publication date: February 10th 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Add on: Goodreads
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?
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. 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.
I’m sure most of you guys have seen this one already, but for those of you who haven’t, how awesome is this cover!
I haven’t actually read The Graceling or The Selection (but whatever, I’m kind of tired of books always being toted as X MEETS Y!) but this story does sound pretty cool. The big question is…will there be some forbidden love?! haha, just kidding (but only a little bit).
Oh, I’m a little sad that it’s a trilogy (just because I’m tired of waiting foreveeeeer for the next book) and PS. the book is up on Netgalley and Edelweiss for those of you who can’t wait!
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