I got this book on my way to NYC for holidays. I was going to wait for next year but as soon as I saw it I had to have it. My instinct is usually right when it comes to buying books compulsively. This time as well. I was expecting something entirely different. This novel was filled with political and conspiracy plots. More than just about division of races. More than just love triangles. I lived and loved every page. I was afraid of the hype, but it did not let me down.Published February 10th 2015 by Orion
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 center 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?
The characters were perfectly imperfect. They betrayed me as well, I loved them and hated them as much afterwards. So twisted. All of them with their own motivations, desires and goals. They played their own games individually. Mare was perfectly imperfect, a bit more and she would have cross the line to unrealistic character. Thankfully she did not and it was awesome! Same with the others. Though she is your typically YA heroine, and you typical dystopian plot, of which I am more than often tired of, the twisted plots around her and the world building kept me reading.
It lives up to its hype. It is full with action and emotions. Emotions which will tear you apart or make you want to tear apart some of the characters. You feel the love, the longing, the betrayals. I read it quite fast as it keeps moving, making you want to read it all in one go. I highly recommend it and am definitely looking forward to the second book. Also, I see this book being turned into a movie eventually. Just hoping it does not disappoint me as the story develops.