St. Mary's Academy was supposed to be Emery Miller's one chance at having a bright future. She had everything planned out--until she finds herself caught in the middle of a battle between two people claiming to be alchemists.
Now in a twist of fate, Emery's life is saved by the one thing that killed her. Alchemy. And possessing a fake heart, she must train to become an alchemist and team up with Dove, a former alchemist who claims that the only true way to save Emery's heart is to search for a fragment of a very powerful substance: the Elixir.
To make things worse...Emery might find herself falling for the alchemist that killed her. Fake heart or not, it doesn't make falling in love any easier, does it?