This, for me, was one of my most anticipated reads in my TBR pile, seen as I'd had it since 2015. I'd heard many great things about this book, so I was excited to read it.
The book tells the story of Mare, a 17 year old girl amidst a world divided into two groups: Reds and Silvers. The Silvers are the noble, upper class with powers and the Reds are simply peasants and looked down upon.
Mare is a Red but soon finds herself to have powers, just like Silvers. The Silver royal family take her in and disguise her as one of their own, claim that she is the long lost daughter of a high-ranking member of the court.
The beginning of the book was extremely gripping and engaging and I was hooked by page one. Aveyard created such wonderful characters in this book whom I easily fell in love with: Mare, of course, but also her sister Gisa and Maven and Evangeline.
This was a lovely read and I'm excited for the sequel (which is going to be my next read!)
4 out of 5 stars for this one! Highly recommend to fans of The Hunger Games and The Selection series.