Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.
The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.
Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.
But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.
Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever? (Goodreads)
So, I have been looking forward to this book since I had finished reading the first one – which is to say a really long time! So, me being me, I ordered it when it came out! Miss Aveyard, you really need to learn to write faster, because after that ending, I don’t want to wait for the next book!
The development of Mare Barrow as a character in this book is pretty amazing. I think the best bit about her development was the fact that it is realistic! A lot of people would say that she moans a lot and doesn’t see past herself and her own pain, but after everything that she has been through, I think her reaction is one that any person would have. She still steps up in this book and stops being this meek character who does everything that she is told by the people around her. She also doesn’t forget her lessons. Whether they be from the Silver blooded people or the Red blooded, she uses every lesson to her advantage.
Did anyone else get the feeling that Mare and Cal just are not meant to be? I really didn’t ship their relationship and I just wanted it to end! It didn’t give me the feels and it left me pining for the relationship that Mare had with Maven. I think Mare misses him in this aspect as well . which is probably not good for the relationship she has with Cal.
“Anyone can betray anyone”. I have a theory to what I think will happen, but I think I will let you guys read it and make your own theories. I could be extremely wrong, but I think Cal is going to show some colours at some point. I also want Maven to pull a Warner from Shatter Me. No one wants Maven to actually remain evil, and I think Victoria would be cruel if that is the way she leaves him. I want the boy back that we thought we knew!
Can I just say that ending??? I think I need to hibernate until the next book comes out. How do you expect me to wait until 2017???? I mean, c’mon! I need the next book. Please, write faster!!
What I will say about this book is that I needed more Maven. I liked his scenes, though there were few. As a member of #TeamMaven, I feel like there just wasn’t enough action from him and he was just skirting the outsides. We sort of heard about him, but not really from him.
I really enjoyed this book – so kudos to Aveyard for not falling into the second book trap! I don’t think I can wait until 2017 for the next book after an ending like that!! Again, she has me all turned around, looking for the answers!! I gave this book 4/5 stars!