This is the second book in the Snow like Ashes series. In this world there are 8 kingdoms. Four of the them are the Seasons (Winter, Spring, Autumn, Summer) and the other four are the Rhythms, which cycle through all the seasons. Meira, who just recently found out she is the queen of Winter, is facing a lot of challenges. In the first 100 pages nothing really happens, but it starts to pick up when Meira goes to the Summer kingdom. She meets Ceridwen, who is my absolute favorite character in the series. Not only is she a princess and a warrior, but she is actually awesome. If you liked the Red Queen series, then I recommend Snow Like Ashes. Check it out!