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
I really like that this book was different than your average run of the mill stories. It’s also a page Turner keeping me reading until late in the night. I couldn’t put it down for wanting to find out what came next.
Eh it was alright
I liked the storyline, but it definitely needed some more fleshing out. Also I feel like the main character, we didn’t really get to know, she was just a really pretty face...like what else. I know she survived her tow but there was no spark for survival besides keeping her head down and then randomly punching a guard? This has potential but definitely needs to be edited more.
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!