This Wednesday, I’m waiting on…
Title: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Published Date: March 26, 2015
Genre: High Fantasy
Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own—an ability she didn’t know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red.
To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard—the leaders of a Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince—and Mare against her own heart.
From debut author Victoria Aveyard comes a lush, vivid fantasy series where loyalty and desire can tear you apart and the only certainty is betrayal.
I saw the cover of this book and knew I had to read it. Unfortunately, since it’s not published until March, it’s sitting in my pre-order list on Amazon (sad panda). Between the cover art, tones of civil unrest and racism, and an intriguing fantastic world, I’m already hooked!
Will you be reading Red Queen? What else are you waiting on?