WAITING ON WEDNESDAY | "Red Queen" by Victoria Aveyard

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by the fabulous Jill over at Breaking the Spine.  This week, I'm waiting for the release of...

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Orion; on sale March 26, 2015)
Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army, she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a superhuman ability she didn’t know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red.

To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into 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 her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard—the leaders of a budding Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince and Mare against her own heart.

This is a spring 2015 title, but it's already getting tons of buzz. The cover totally stole my attention - that gorgeous crown, the sensuous, yet thrilling drip of blood - it just screams power, danger, and beauty. I love that this has supernatural elements, without outwardly being a tedious vampire tale (I'm just so tired of the trope at this point). I'm really looking forward to this one.

What are you waiting on this week?