Hidden behind the walls of Unit, Vermont is what many believe to be a religious cult. However, inside these walls lie the secrets to why Unit may be one of the most beautiful towns around. Residing inside the gates are the descendants of Mother Nature, who help keep the balance of Earth. Among these descendants, Xaviera Anderson reigns as the Princess to Unit. Her life was much the same, until today, her eighteenth birthday. Today is different because she's to be Matched with one of the Unit males who her parents have chosen for her. Once Matched, Xaviera has to go through a decision period. She must decide if she wants this life or leave Unit powerless to be a normal human. It is not until she's tested by the ones she trusts that Xaviera questions her faith in people and that of Mother Nature.
Berlin, 26. Dezember 1793: als die blutjunge Prinzessin Friederike, die
Schwester der künftigen preußischen Königin Luise, zum Traualtar
schreitet, um mit Prinz Ludwig vermählt zu werden, erobert sie auf
Anhieb die Herzen der adeligen Gäste. Die sind von der außergewöhnlich
sinnlichen Schönheit der Braut äußerst angetan. Doch die arrangierte Ehe
wird für Friederike zur Tortur, der kaltherzige Ludwig demütigt und
betrügt seine Frau ohne Unterlass. Dann stirbt Ludwig unerwartet, und
für Friederike beginnt ein bewegtes Leben. Denn die leidenschaftliche
junge Frau sehnt sich nach Liebe und Glück – selbst wenn dies bedeutet,
mit der strengen höfischen Etikette zu brechen ...
Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist
Victoria Aveyard's sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common
girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous
intrigue of the king's palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?
Barrow's world is divided by blood—
those with common, Red blood serve
the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities.
Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a
twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king,
princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play
the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own
sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks
everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing
Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she
plays, the only certainty is betrayal.