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 read it from start to finish in one sitting. Very unique but a lot of unanswered questions.55
Breezed through this book! Quite an easy (and short) read. However…. I just could not shake the feeling of having already read this exact story. This book had so many similarities to Wither by Lauren DeStefano and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. From similar names, to similar supporting characters, similar storyline, etc. I unfortunately read the reviews of the next few books that spoiled a major part of the series, so I might not continue reading.25
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.25
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.45
If you loved the Hunger Games, you will probably like this just fine.35
This book has the worst twist.... at first I thought the ending was fake but when u move on to book four u realize the ending really happened the prince dies !!!! Booo !!!15
What an interesting journey this story will take you on.55
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!55
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.55
AMAZING read. I can’t say enough good things about it. Definitely finishing the series55