“Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her? Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood–those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard–a growing Red rebellion–even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.“
We’ll be discussing the book on October 20 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. Copies are available now – ask for them at the front desk.
At that meeting, we’ll also be voting on upcoming books, so you won’t want to miss it!
In the meantime, if you’re not getting enough of YA books and authors, you might want to check out the Boston Teen Author Festival on September 26 at the Cambridge Public Library.
The NSYA Book Group is a friendly, casual book group group for adults in which we read and discuss books written for teens.