Miss Riki’s Review:
Seventeen-year-old Mare Barrow is a Red, a poverty stricken commoner living under the rule of the elite Silvers, who are warriors with astounding god-like powers. She believes her fate is sealed until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace, working for the people she hates more than anything. Everything changes when a disturbance at the Palace reveals that Mare possesses a deadly power of her own that threatens to destroy the careful control the silvers hold over society.
This is a wonderful dystopian fantasy with incredibly well rendered world building and compelling characters. The plot is deftly written and action packed with intrigue and danger on every page. Mare is a wonderful lead character that is headstrong and resilient. Her intentions are always noble and her heart is big, making her easy to root for. I absolutely loved how outspoken she was in all matters.
There is plenty of action, loads of suspense, and a light romance that doesn’t overpower the main plot of the story. I loved every plot twist and action sequence! I highly recommend this wonderful debut from Victoria Aveyard. It does end on a bit of a cliffhanger, so be ready to wait for book two!