Accidentally breaking her sister's debutante spell, a 16-year-old non-magical girl from a powerful magic-wielding family is exiled to her father's native home in Hungary, where she confronts a difficult choice upon discovering her own latent power. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook. - (Baker & Taylor)

<b>"A magical tale unlike anything you've read before." <b>&mdash;</b><br><br>"[A] richly imagined 19th-century historical fantasy." <b>&mdash;</b>, A-<br><br>The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of </b><i><b>Red Queen.</b></i><b> In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.<br><br></b>Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister&rsquo;s debutante spell&mdash;an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic&mdash;Anna finds herself exiled to her family&rsquo;s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary. <br> &#160;<br> Her life might well be over.<br> &#160;<br> In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin No&eacute;mi to the fierce and handsome Romani G&aacute;bor. Not the society she&rsquo;s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can&rsquo;t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.<br> &#160;<br> As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna&rsquo;s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romani, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she&rsquo;s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever. <br><br><b>&ldquo;A fast-paced historical fantasy full of magic, romance, and adventure!&rdquo;&mdash;JESSICA DAY GEORGE,&#160;<i>New York Times</i>&#160;bestselling author of&#160;<i>Silver in the Blood</i></b> - (Random House, Inc.)