Combining the Supernatural Abilities of X-Men, the Political Intrigue of Game of Thrones, and the Imbalanced Society of The Hunger Games…
Victoria Aveyard brings us
With foreign rights sold in 21 territories and film rights already snatched up by Universal Pictures, RED QUEEN is the first book in an original Young Adult fantasy-adventure trilogy that is sure to win scores of fans worldwide.
As an intern for a Hollywood agency after graduating from USC, Victoria spent her time combing through self-published books in the hopes of finding one in which to acquire the rights. After a time of doing this, she decided to give writing a novel a go – and to great success. Buzz is building for the book – already named an Indies Introduce pick – along with Victoria, who is only 24. The film rights have been sold to Universal with Gennifer Hutchinson (Breaking Bad) set to pen the script.
In the world of Victoria Aveyard’s RED QUEEN, the world is divided by blood. Those with Red blood are commoners and serve the Silver-blooded elite who have been gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is scraping by as a thief until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court where she discovers she has an ability all her own – even though her blood is Red. To avoid revolt, the royal family forces Mare into an elaborate cover-up scheme, where she plays the role of a lost Silver princess betrothed to a prince. Soon Mare finds herself and her heart entrenched in both the Silver world and a growing Red rebellion. An upheaval is coming, and Mare is ready to fight. But one wrong move can lead to her death, and the only certainty in this dangerous game is betrayal.
About the Author
Victoria Aveyard was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California, and stayed there despite the lack of seasons. She is currently an author and screenwriter, using her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. She has sold several television pilots and feature-length screenplays. RED QUEEN is her first novel. Additionally, Victoria has sold a screenplay, Eternal, which will be melded with a story written by Stan Lee for Sony. <http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/08/08/stan-lees-apollo-rising-merges-with-victoria-aveyards-eternal/>
You can visit Victoria Aveyard online at www.victoriaaveyard.com.
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