Author: Victoria Aveyard
The world of Mare, a seventeen-year-old girl, is divided by blood: the red-blooded commoners and the silver-blooded elite, endowed with supernatural abilities. Mare is part of the commons, the Reds, surviving as a thief in a poor village, until fate betrays her in the Silver court itself. Before the king, princes and nobles, Mare discovers that she has unthinkable power, only accessible to the Silvers. In order not to stir up tempers and spark riots, the king forces her to play the role of a Silver princess lost by fate, promising her as a bride to one of her children.
As Mare plunges into the inaccessible world of the Silvers, she risks everything and uses her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard-a Red rebellion-even if her heart dictates a different course. Her death is always just around the corner, but in this dangerous game, the only certainty is betrayal in a palace full of intrigue. Will Mare's power save her...or doom her?