The Traitors Kiss (The Traitors Circle, #1) by Erin BeatyAn obstinate girl who will not be married. A soldier desperate to prove himself. A kingdom on the brink of war.
With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls―and on the soldiers escorting them.
As the girls military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust―and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.
The director of 'The Circle' explains why the movie makes huge changes from the book
A cautionary tale of the all-consuming technology and social media around us, the movie stars Emma Watson as Mae Holland, a idealistic twenty something who finally gets her dream job, working at the powerful tech company The Circle. Now having millions of viewers following her every move, Mae becomes a sensation at The Circle and has bigger ideas, ones that bring up questions about privacy and surveillance throughout the world. Though Ty and Mae seems to have a romantic chemistry, he has more of the Kalden character in him, as Ty is the off-the-grid former wunderkind at the company that reveals to Mae the dark secrets of The Circle. Ponsoldt said the Francis character was in early drafts of the script, but was lifted as he didn't feel central to Mae's evolution at The Circle. To do that, Ponsoldt also changed the tone of the ending. In the book, Mae comes off as unsympathetic about how the ideas she's come up with about The Circle imposing on people's privacy, even those close to her, have led to disastrous results.
(Warning: Spoilers for The Circle ahead.) novel was first released, The Circle's film adaptation should have felt timelier than ever.
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Skip navigation! Story from Movies. Warning : Spoilers for The Circle ahead. When I first read Dave Eggers' novel The Circle in , it felt like a glimpse into a scary but not so distant future. Given how much more open our world has become since Eggers' novel was first released, The Circle 's film adaptation should have felt timelier than ever. Perhaps it would have — had the film not replaced Eggers' dark ending with a bizarrely hopeful one.
Over in our " Genre " analysis, we called The Circle a work of dystopian fiction, but it might be a little more accurate to say that the novel is the prequel to a work of dystopian fiction. Why do we say that? Because The Circle shows us the disastrous decisions that give a tyrannical, totalitarian corporation the power to create a new world order. As The Circle draws to a close, Mae Holland is thinking impatiently of that new world order, convinced that it's going to be heavenly—and that the world deserves to have its utopia now. As if that wasn't disturbing enough, the novel's final passage emphasizes just how far Mae has fallen down the rabbit hole of the Circle's invasive ideologies. As she sits by the bedside of her friend Annie Allerton—who was driven into a coma by the Circle's incessant demands on her physical, mental, and emotional energies—Mae's train of thought runs like so:.