How do you keep fighting when you've already been claimed?
When sixteen-year-old Elise is ripped from her home and taken to the royal palace as a permanent 'guest', she thinks her life is over.
Little does she know it has only just begun…
After befriending a group of other captives, including the headstrong Will, Elise finds herself swept away to a world she never knew existed—polished, sculpted, and refined until she can hardly recognize her own reflection. She should be happy to have escaped the poverty of her former life. But she knows a dark truth.
The palace is a dream on the surface, but a nightmare underneath.
With a dwindling population, the royals have imprisoned the teenagers to marry and breed. Only seven days remain of freedom before they will be selected by a courtier and forever claimed.
Danger lurks around every corner. The only chance of escape is death.
But when the day of the claiming finally arrives…the world will never be the same.
The Price for Peace – Book 1
The Cost for Surviving – Book 2
The Punishment for Deception – Book 3
Faking Perfection – Book 4
The Most Cherished – Book 5
The Strength to Endure – Book 6
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I liked it.
While I loved the characters and the story was easy to read, I wanted more. I found myself waiting for something truly awful to happen, but it never really came.
I guess I’ve read too many tragedies for this book to pull at my heart strings!
I am an avid reader and I’ve been a bit disappointed with some of the reading material lately. However, this book and the second book did not disappoint. I like the idea of the storyline and it was well written. I wish each book was longer but it definitely leaves you wanting to finish the story. I am looking forward to book 3 and 4! I could also see this book series as a movie one day. I would definitely go see it!
Another breath holding page turner!
WJ May has not failed to disappoint me yet! This series is incredibly creative, and I cannot wait for the rest to be released. Already pre-ordered the others in this series! A page-turner that makes you hold your breath in anticipation with every detail. I’m left needing more! Thankful for the imaginative story tellers like WJ May, and cannot wait to see what kind of future beholds characters like Elise.