The rules in Eden are simple. Don't do anything to upset the King. 
The punishments are unbearable and often lead to death. Serafina Malloy knows that better than most after facing the gallows herself at eleven. At eighteen she hates the ones who live in the castle but when the prince decides to choose a wife, Serafina is put in a position to find out all of the secrets of those who rule Eden but when she finds that everything she has always believed is wrong, she is put in the middle of plot that can either end in her death or save everyone she loves.