Crown Princess Rhiannon is awaiting her sixteenth birthday when she will be made Empress, but an attempt is made to assassinate her and everyone believes she is dead, and Aly, a reality TV star who belongs to an immigrant class, is blamed for the murder. As Rhee sets out to find the real culprit, avenge the death of her family, and ascend to the throne and stop an imminent war, Aly tries to clear his name and the two join forces to save their galaxy. This engaging fantasy novel deals with timely issues of racism, treatment of immigrants, refugees, not everything being how it seems, and the role of technology, and is suited for an independent novel study. Volume 1 of a duology. Log in to read the full review.