Reviewing sequels is always a mixed bag … especially because I realized that even though I made a marry date or dump post (remember those?) about the characters in this series last year, I never got around to reviewing it. But I had a few feels and wanted to see what other readers thought, so onward! I’ll try to keep the spoilers for the first book at a minimum, but there are some spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.
To give some basic premise the book takes place in a world with two types of people silver bloods (who all have some kind of magical super power) and red bloods (who don’t). You can guess who is in charge. When red-blooded Mare Barrow develops a power usually reserved for the Silvers chaos ensues. She’s the object of intrigue of two princes, Maven and Cale, along with her childhood best friend. She’s the object of intrigue of two armies. She’s trying to figure out how to use her powers and her fame (from the first book) to overthrow her oppressors, but as the back of the book says Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. Continue reading