The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.
To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.
Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.
But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win? (Goodreads)
Hi guys! So, I got this book earlier on this week and decided to read it before it was gobbled up by the hype monster – because as soon as that happens, I know I won’t enjoy it as much!
It is kind of hard to explain how I feel about this book. I enjoyed it, but at the same time I feel a bit betrayed. “Anyone can betray anyone” This quote seems to sum it up nicely. I feel like I, as a reader have been betrayed. By the end of the book, everything I believed about every single character was suddenly completely and utterly wrong. I almost feel like I have lost my sense to like or dislike a character based on what I am reading – I am doubting myself. I now doubt all of the characters within this series.
Strangely enough, this makes me want the second installment more. I am intrigued to actually see if things are now what they seem after that incredible twist at the end, or whether they will change all over again.
What I also wanted was a little bit more. I don’t quite understand why there are people with silver blood rather than the traditional and why they are superhuman with abilities. What made them like this? Why does Mare all of a sudden have a power even though she is red blooded? I feel confused and I need answers. I need the next book, I guess.
I enjoyed the book, I enjoyed the plot I even liked the characters that were presented to me. What I disliked is the fact that I now have no idea who I like, who I dislike and the fact that the author turned my opinions completely upside down. Complete Confusion.
I gave this book 4/5 stars and I would definitely recommend it!