When 13-year-old Valor is sent to jail, she couldn't be happier. Demidova's prison for criminal children is exactly where she wants to be. Valor's twin sister, Sasha, is serving a life sentence for stealing from the royal family, and Valor is going to help her escape...from the inside. Never mind that no one has escaped the prison in centuries.
Valor has a master plan and resources most people could only dream about. But she didn't count on having to outsmart both the guards and her fellow prisoners. If Valor's plan is to succeed, she'll need to make some unlikely allies. And if the plan fails, she and Sasha could end up with fates worse than prison. This exciting middle-grade debut effortlessly melds an unforgettable protagonist, a breathless plot, and stunning world-building - and is impossible to turn off.
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- Sophisticated Lady
A different kind of adventure...
This is a great, empowering story for girls & teens. Set in the snowy tundra of Russia with kings and queens, it's a fantasy adventure that's heavy on strong females. The narrator's voice fit Valor perfectly and I hope she will continue to narrate other books in this series. She perfectly captured the adventure and suspense.
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