Fair warning, I ramble a lot about books
Connor Major’s summer break is turning into a nightmare.
His SAT scores bombed, the old man he delivers meals to died, and when he came out to his religious zealot mother, she had him kidnapped and shipped off to a secluded island. His final destination: Nightlight Ministries, a conversion therapy camp that will be his new home until he “changes.”
It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again.
Baneberry Hall is haunted by its tragic past. 25 years ago Maggie’s parents fled from the house with the 5 year old Maggie. Her father later wrote a non fictional book on all the things that led them to flee which ended up being a bestseller. Maggie never believed in the book or ghosts but her whole life was spent in the shadow of the book. After her father’s death, she inherits Baneberry Hall and she goes back to renovate it. But she has other intentions and that is to find why her father lied.