This is the second book in the Red Queen series. You can find my review for the first book, Red Queen, here.
What does it say about me that my favorite character in this series so far is Maven. I am drawn to broken characters.
Mare Barrow is our protagonist and our POV character. Somehow, being in her head and reading her thoughts has not endeared her to me.
The story in book two is simple. Find other red blood people with special powers before Maven does.
The author has done a fabulous job introducing so many varied magical elements. There are some intriguing powers among them, more diverse than the silver world.
The various houses all blended in my head, and I did not worry too much about remembering them. I was able to follow the main plot without attention to such details.
This is an epic fantasy tale but not in the scale of Game of thrones or Mistborn. Still, I enjoyed this book and recommend it for fantasy nerds.
Author note: If you are drawn to epic fiction, I recommend my book Heir to Malla, a historical adventure laced with love. It takes place in the fictional land of Magadha, loosely based on medieval India.