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The Cost for Surviving - W.J. May

The Cost for Surviving

By W.J. May

  • Release Date: 2020-03-15
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 126 Ratings


Is it really living when you spend your life in a cage…

The wait is over, the dust has settled, and the captives have finally been claimed. Elise thought the deadly game was finished, but the more time she spends in the palace, the more she begins to fear the real game has only just begun.

In the aftermath of the ceremony, each of the friends try to adjust to their new life. But some are having more trouble than others. Will's perpetual defiance lands him in trouble with the queen herself, while Elise is playing a dangerous balancing act, trying to understand the affections of the prince. The man can be sweet, but also psychotic. At times, he seems to truly care—but with a snap of his fingers, she'd be sentenced to death.

Danger is brewing. In the royal court, nothing is as it seems. They are told repeatedly to content themselves with the life for which they've been chosen. But how can you live with monsters without becoming a monster yourself? Is it really a life, or just going through the motions?

The more time they spend in the palace, the longer the days drag on, the more a single word keeps rising in each of their minds…escape.

Royal Factions

The Price for Peace – Book 1

The Cost for Surviving – Book 2

The Punishment for Deception – Book 3

Faking Perfection – Book 4

The Most Cherished – Book 5

The Strength to Endure – Book 6


  • Money Grab

    By marii.bihh
    The story is pretty good, but the books are extremely short. The first two books are equivalent to half of the length of an average young adult book. It feels like the author is doing a money grab so they can squeeze out as much money as possible for twelve short chapters. I’m not sure if I’ll keep buying books I can finish in a couple hours.
  • Great series so far

    By Blue Lane
    Let me just start by saying that I loved this story. I honestly love all the characters, except for the commander. The prince was so charming that I found myself falling for him. I wish Zadie just one more appearance. What happened to Isabelle was a nice twist. And Will.. Will has had my heart since the first book. I love a classic hero type character! But I don’t like to have a predictable ending. I knew from the moment Elise agreed that it wasn’t going to work. Plus, there are four other ¯\_(ツ)_/