Sage is what her mother calls a dreamer: she believes in magic, true love, and happy endings. Unfortunately for Sage, her mother is determined to crush her dreams. Sage's father died suddenly three months prior to her 17th birthday. Her family struggling financially, her Mother surprises Sage with a ball to celebrate her birthday. But she also receives the unwanted present of a courtship to a very rich and vain man. Sage becomes upset because she thought she'd marry a man she loves. The problem is: she could never love a man as horrid as her betrothed. Just when Sage is about to give up all hope, a hidden world reveals itself to her. It offers her a temporary escape from the her life, and she meets a man who feels just as trapped as she is. As she learns more about him and his fate, she discovers that her life has always been full of secrets and magic, and in the end, she might just save herself.