“Anyone can betray anyone.” – 5/5 stars!
Attention! This book contains: superpowers, stolen coins, stone earrings, diamond walls, secret passages, broken hands, underground trains, arenas, lost cities, silver makeup, motorcycles, red blood, lightening, flame and shadow.
This was sooooooooo good!
Seriously, what took me so long to finally pick this up? I really like dystopian books, so I knew I would like this anyway, but it’s been a while since I had this much fun reading. It reminded me a lot of The Selection series by Kiera Cass – which is one of my favorite books of all time -, so if you like that series you will probably enjoy this one.
I personally really liked our red-blooded fierce main character, Mare. She reminded me of Katniss from The Hunger Games for her sense of justice and smarts, even though she got scared sometimes. The other characters were also great, my favorites were definitely Cal, Julien and Lucas. The only character I really disliked was the queen… she was vile!
As for the romance, I thought it was on light side. There were only a couple romantic scenes in the entire book, and I wish there were more but I have a feeling the next books are going to be jet packed with romance! Also, at some point I was confused because I was identifying three possible love interests… but the end of the book cleared that out fortunately!
The story is complex and it is easy to be immersed in the world. I’m still in disbelief by the fact this was written by a 24 year old author. She did an amazing job creating this book, and I can’t wait to continue this series. I honestly couldn’t recommend this enough. If you still didn’t pick it up, you definitely should! It’s a YA book full of action, deceit and betrayal… and I’m here for it!