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Staff Picks – The Red Queen

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

High fantasy meets dystopia in a fast and fun read, that’s Red Queen in a nutshell.  In a world where red blood is common as dirt and condemns you to a life of little more than slavery to the high born magic wielding silver bloods, Mare is something new and that means dangerous.  Born merely to die on the battlefield with no skills to make her valuable to the Silvers, Mare is the first Red to show signs of magic.  Pressed, upon pain of death, into taking up the mantle of a high born Silver, Mare must deny her family and friends all while dodging courtly intrigue, treachery, treason and betrayal all at the behest of the ruling Silvers who want nothing less than for the balance of power to shift.  For if the world knew that a Red could hold just as much power as a Silver, society would change forever.  Forget Divergent, Red Queen is Game of Thrones meets The Borgias, all wrapped up in am immensely detailed world that seems epic for all that it is barely 400 pages long.  Recommend this to fans of Cinda Chima’s Heir Chronicles.

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Recommended by Amy S. at Beckley