Monroe Benson had two choices: be queen or be dead. When the Culling for the Eirdian throne turned deadly in new ways and girls start dying outside of trials, Monroe's rebel brother gave her a third option: kill the poisoner queen and escape the Culling. 



Betraying her country and the prince she loves, Monroe helps the Culled. 



Now the eleventh goddess-touched girl, Larkin Warwick, is queen. Hidden in the mountains of Vayelle, Monroe must try to prove her loyalty to a group of rebels who only see her as a threat. They don't want culled crowns or toxicant thrones--they want a new country with no goddess and no goddess-touched girls. With her only allies now her enemies, Monroe finds herself on a dark path, fighting between the power in her blood, her traitorous heart, and her freedom.