A beautiful, suspenseful, winding story from the coveted Victoria Aveyard, Mare Barrow stars as just another Red citizen with red blood and no powers. She lives a perfectly normal life: trembling under the Silvers' control, thieving when necessary, et cetera, et cetera. But conscription is around the corner, and everyone knows that when you get drafted for the war, you don't ever come back. Mare isn't too worked up about it; after all, her brothers were in the war, and she feels desolate enough not to find a job, which will oust her of the drafting process. Yet, when her best friend Kilorn loses his job, she is suddenly afraid for him. One thing leads to another...Red rebels, traitors, and secrets are suddenly very real to Mare. And when a mistake leads her to show deeply-secreted powers that only Silvers should have to the entire Silver court, Mare's and her loved ones' lives depend on her ability to act like a long-lost Silver.