Since I enjoyed the first book I read by Melanie I was thrilled to get the chance to read another one. I think this book will appeal to those who enjoyed The Selection series since it kinda has that vibe to it if that makes any sense at all. The King orders the Margrave to get married so he invites ten young women to his castle for a few weeks.
The Earl's daughter runs off so Avelina is ordered to take her place. She goes to the castle and meets Magdalen who she becomes really good friends with. It is always great to have friendships in books since it doesn't happen very often. Stuff goes down and I have to say that I just flew through this book. I just kept reading since I wanted to know what happened next. There were some twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat even though I wasn't actually sitting on one while I was reading this.