Did you know May is National Get Caught Reading Month? Until yesterday, neither did I. The Get Caught Reading campaign is supported by the Association of American Publishers, the national trade association of the book publishing industry. It began in 1999 as a way to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read for pleasure. You can read more about it here. Or learn six ways to celebrate it here. Better yet, go Get Caught Reading!
I'm going to go Get Caught Reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. What book would I catch you reading?
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.