Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard – Fantasy (FollettShelf)
The world is divided by blood – red and silver. The Silvers are an elite group who rule the world. The Reds are the poor commoners who simply try to survive the harsh servitude to the Silvers. Due to an unexpected encounter with a prince, 17-year-old Mare Barrow suddenly finds herself inside the royal palace where she discovers she possesses a deadly ability that only Silvers should have. Forced to confront this unexpected power, the king and queen make up a story about her being the long-lost Silver princess. They hide her in plain sight – in the royal palace engaged to the younger Silver prince.
As a Red, before entering the palace, Mare had become involved with the Scarlet Guard, a rebel group trying to overthrow the Silvers. Now she is an insider with access to privileged information, which she tries to pass on to her contacts on the outside. She finds unexpected Red sympathizers within the palace, but all of them are not who they first seem to be.
The first book in the Red Queen series, this book is available as an ebook on FollettShelf.