by Victoria Aveyard
This is a story of “haves” and “have-nots,” where the “haves” have superpowers and the “have-nots” get trampled underfoot. A “have-not” girl gets unexpectedly thrown in among the “haves,” for surprising reasons and with dire consequences. It’s like X-Men meets Gladiator meets British history’s War of the Roses, where everyone did whatever they could to get the crown.
This book had me hooked from page one—the voice was engaging, the world was intriguing, and the stakes kept rising. If I could have read it straight through in one sitting, I would have, but instead it rattled around in my head whenever I wasn’t reading. It was almost a relief to finish it and have closure for the story, but it was also a relief knowing that there are three more in the series to read—when I have a full day to devote to reading.