Kathryn’s Pick: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
‘‘You are not Silver. Your parents are Red, you are Red, and your blood is red,’’ the queen murmurs, prowling before the bars of my cage. ‘‘You are a miracle, Mare Barrow, an impossibility. Something even I can’t understand, and I have seen all of you.’’
Mare Barrow, a seemingly common teenage girl, accidentally blurs the lines that divide society by blood. See, this red-blooded girl finds herself wielding one of the silver-blooded “exclusive” superpowers. When the royal family publicly discovers this, her red-blooded identity is erased and tranquility is imitated by placing her within the kingdom under the idea she is a long-lost silver princess.
Now, if you read deeper into this novel you will quickly see that the depth of Mare doesn’t stop with her blood. This girl is a servant-class citizen fighting a rebellion from the inside all whilst trying to stay true to her roots. I highly recommend all three main books in this series!