17 year old Mare Barrow is one of the poverty-stricken Reds from The Stilts living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with godlike powers. But when things go very wrong, she finds herself working in the Silver Palace at the center of all those she hates the most, and discovers that despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own, one that threatens to destroy Silver control. I unintentionally followed Red Rising with Red Queen, which I find extremely ironic given that they both have societal classes called “Reds.” It’s funny how I manage to pair this stuff up somehow. However, despite a lot of conjecture that the two books are very similar, really, the only solid similarity is the color-coding of the classes; the books stand very much on their own. I enjoyed this, but not to the same degree as Red Rising. Either way, I’ll be looking forward to the next one.