What would you do if you were fated to be drawn into The Circle? Emilie Blythe is fifteen, living under a curse and has already been selected to fight for The Climbers. She must fight against Sam Pritcher, a Runner, to keep The Circle alive. Emilie must prove to herself and her ancestors that she is ready, not scared and is capable of handling herself. However, when Emilie meets Sam, there is an instant attraction. What can Emilie do...save The Climbers or sacrifice it all to be with Sam?