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"It was my everything, my only constant, woven into the fabric of my DNA. Everything I was and would be was entwined with ballet, and had been for as long as I could remember."

This is a dark, Black Swan-esque look into the world of ballet. Where ballerinas will do whatever it takes to be the best. Where politics and wealth will overshadow the hard work and talent of the ballerinas.

Lauren Mesny, or Laure, will do anything to become a prima ballerina. She lives to be at the top of her class, and works extremely hard to stay the best. But no matter how much she sacrifices, she doesn't get the same opportunities as her privileged, white counterparts.

"In ballet, what mattered most was transformation, and transformation demanded sacrifice."

With themes like rivalry in class, nepotism and racism perfectly blended with the everyday pressures a ballerina faces, this book can start a discussion on various ideas within the pursuit of our dreams and how far we are willing to go to achieve them. This YA mystery thriller will wow readers with its dark atmospheric and enthralling plot.

P.S. There is a sequel?

This book was gifted to me by the BookishFirst team, publisher and author. The review is my own opinion on the story written by Jamison Shea.