This is book number 2 in the Red Queen series.
The thrilling sequel to Aveyard’s mind-blowing novel Red Queen. Mare Barrow is an anomaly to the Silver world; her blood is red yet she possesses unique abilities not even the most powerful Silver can go up against. We last left off with her fleeing the Prince whom she thought she could trust until his true intentions and malice were revealed. Now her and her gang of rebels are on the run and in search of others like her--those that they call “newbloods.” Very exciting ending, Aveyard definitely wanted to make her readers suffer just a little bit with some ending plot twists and cliffhangers. Couldn't jump to the next book quick enough! — Adelia Callear
The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they've always known and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.
Mare Barrow's blood is red the color of common folk but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince the friend who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.
Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?