Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Publication Date: February 10th, 2015
Song I Played While Reading: What Kind of Man by Florence + The Machine
Rating: 5 stars
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.
"In school, we learned about the world before ours, about the angels and gods that lived in the sky, ruling the earth with kind and loving hands. Some say those are just stories, but I don't believe that.
The gods rule us still. They have come down from the stars. And they are no longer kind."
"Dear family, I am alive. Obviously."
"I turn away, leaving him on the balcony to think on my words and, hopefully, drown in them."
"His kiss is not at all like his brother's. Maven is more desperate, surprising himself as much as me. He knows I'm sinking fast, a stone dropping through the river. And he wants to drown with me."