4 out of 5 stars. I know I am reading this book late, it came out in 2015 but it was recommended to me by a friend. It was a really great story that kept me entertained. It was exciting to follow this story and get lost in this world where the royal people have these special powers and how the “powerless” people are living in the slums. Mare sure does get in some trouble towards the end of the book and that keeps you on your toes, reading page after page after page, until it ends. And it ends on a cliff hanger so I am sure I will get the second book soon and devour that one too! Great read, Highly recommend!