Sunday, February 12, 2017

Red Queen by Victoria Ayeyard

This is the first book in a trilogy.  The final book was released this week, so all books are officially out. See how I timed that! :)  I found this series on the "What Teens are Currently Reading" table at B&N and was intrigued.  It has excellent ratings and reviews, and I have to say I don't disagree.  I really liked it and am anxious to start the second book.  It held my attention and kept me entertained the whole book.  I hope it holds true and continues to be a series I could even recommend to my 5th graders.  It falls into the dystopia society for me and so far is a safe read for 5th grade and up in my opinion.  Stay tuned to see if that sticks! :)

Summary from
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.

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