I saw this book as a Junior Library Guild pick for high school and wanted to give it a chance. I thought maybe it might also be a pick for middle school.
Bare Marrow has always been good at pick pocketing others at the market to help her family survive. There is two types of people: the reds (red blood) that are in the lower social class and the silvers (silver blood) that are royalty and have very unique abilities. Bare is a red and knows that she will soon be going to war as soon as she turns 18 since she does not have a "good" job. But then she and others realize that she possesses a unique ability as well! Will being betrothed by a prince help cover up what she is?
I really enjoyed reading this book even though it is also another dystopian novel. It is a great read for those interested in royalty and powers! Check out the book at the library today! The second novel will arrive in 2016.
Mrs. Shivery: I have been an elementary teacher for 5 years and a high school librarian for 3 years. This is my 3rd year at Indian Ridge and I absolutely love it! I am a BRLA member, Children's Lit Chair, and the Southwest Book Award committee member.