Kalina Aristi hasn’t had much time to stop and smell the roses after her loving father passed, leaving her in the tender care of her greedy stepfamily. Her scheming stepmother has successfully swindled every penny of Kalina’s inheritance, and now she only has a few weeks until she turns eighteen. With nothing left to her name, Kalina must find a way to support herself without even a simple pair of shoes to call her own. Just a few miles away, Prince Jasper is tasked with finding a wife at his upcoming betrothal ball as his father’s pick, Queen Arabella, was already spoken for. Will he be able to pick a suitable bride in only one night? He hopes his elusive pen-pal will make an appearance, but he doesn’t even know her true name. Can Kalina determine the right moment to be brave? Or will she only dig herself deeper into a bed of thorns and lies? Only a night with a magic dress, a handsome prince, and a deathly dance will determine her fate.