Book by: Victoria Aveyard Report by: Breanna Bielstein
The setting is Norta in The Stilts in a post WWIII fantasy. The main characters are Mare, Maven, Cal, and Kilorn. Mare and Kilorn are just commoners with red blood while Maven and Cal are Princes with Silver blood.
Mare searches for money to get her and KIloron out of conscription. When she fails to find enough money she goes to a tavern where she attempts to pickpocket a boy she meets. He catches her but instead of reporting her he introduced himself as Cal, mare not realizing he is the prince dresses as a red, and gives her money. When Cal finds out that Mare is going to be conscripted he gets her a job as a servant at the palace.
It is discovered that Mare has powers like the Slivers, and must live at the palace as a Silver engaged to Maven. Not to long after Maven betrays everyone for his evil mother Queen Elara, who also forces Cal to kill his father, the king . Maven takes the throne and throws Mare and Cal into the Bowl of Bones to rot untill thay can be publicly executed.
Unexpexctedly Mare and Cal kill their executioners by working to gether. They are then chased by the palace gaurds but they manage to hide in the forest and escape them.
Oncce in the forest they find Mare's brother, Shade, - who Mare though was killed in battle - and he offers to take them to the Scarlet guard, where they will be safe. Mare and Cal agree and are recruited by the Scarlet Guard, a Red force aginst the oppressive Silver rule.