Mare Barrow lives in Norta where your social status is determined by the color of your blood. Those with silver blood have special powers and are the privileged elite, and those with red blood have no powers and live to serve the silvers. Mare has red blood and is doomed to a life of servitude and poverty. By chance she finds herself as a servant in the royal palace where it is discovered that she actually has stronger powers than the silvers. If silvers find out reds can have power, there will be panic so the king disguises her as a silver and betroths her to one of the princes. Meanwhile, Mare is part of a red rebellion called the Scarlet Guard and is helping them plan an attack on the silvers. Where will Mare's loyalties lie, with the silvers and the prince she is falling in love with, or with her family, the reds and their rebellion. If you liked Legend or The Selection , check out The Red Queen!