Sometimes you’re better off alone. That’s what Lisa Naylor decided when she was sixteen. After two years of keeping secrets from her parents, she’s ready to leave her dysfunctional family and create her own future.
Alone in a big city for the first time, she lets loose and blows through all the money she had so carefully saved. By the end of the summer, she’s broke, lonely, and doesn’t have a plan.
A chance encounter challenges her to take control of her life and make something out of it. Four years later, she’s transformed into someone confident, successful, and about to make a childhood dream come true. Then, one phone call changes everything. She must choose whether to rescue her mom and risk her own dream or turn her back on her family for good.
Counting on Success is the story of one woman’s transformation and the way her choices change the lives of the people around her.
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Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic.
On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode’s eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she’s to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.
Televised since her early childhood, Roselle’s privileged upbringing has earned her the resentment of her secondborn peers. Now her decision to spare an enemy on the battlefield marks her as a traitor to the state.
But Roselle finds an ally—and more—in fellow secondborn conscript Hawthorne Trugrave. As the consequences of her actions ripple throughout the Fates Republic, can Roselle create a destiny of her own? Or will her Fate override everything she fights for—even love?