After Princess Sophia's wedding, she falls to a mysterious illness like the rest of her siblings. In the palace, when a single errant prick of a needle sets off a series of events that will alter the course of history, the fates of seamstress Ava Bingen and mute nursemaid Midi Sorte become intertwined. As they navigate a tangled web of palace intrigue, a power lust, and deception, Ava and Midi must carve out their own survival any way they can.
It says that this book is for young adults, but I think this way too advanced for most young adults. This book contains high vocabulary, adult scenes, and speaks in older English. Not like Shakespeare, but I think older than that. It took me a while to understand all that the characters were talking about by how things were said, so I was not hooked into the story line. There's a lot going on through this book with each character, so it is filled with action, lust, betrayal, heart aches, enemies, power, and friendship.