The fate of the world is not something a girl wants on her shoulders, and that is especially true for Lorelei McAlister. Unfortunately for her, that is exactly where the world’s fate has decided to take up residence. Lorelei has seen firsthand the horrors that lie beneath our everyday world. And those horrors are getting her friends killed. Because of this, she agrees to leave the sanctity of her hometown and is sent to a different world entirely. A boarding school. But even here she is being watched. Someone knows what she is. What she carries inside her soul. And on top of that she’s seeing visions. This is nothing new for Lorelei. But these visions are something more: death, destruction, and the end of the world. Lorelei must face the fact that there are people who want her dead, and no matter where she goes, no matter how far she runs, the lives of her friends and family are in mortal peril. Lucky for her, her friends and family include the handsome Angel of Death, a fiercely protective half-angel, and a ragtag group of loyal supporters who aren't afraid to get a little dirty in the name of fighting pure evil.
Unfortunately for me— and everyone around me— I have,
for lack of a better word, visions. Sometimes when I touch
people, I can see into their futures or their pasts. It’s heartwrenching
on several levels. I never see the time they were
laughing at a party or riding a roller coaster at the fair, screaming
with exhilaration. No, I see the bad parts of their lives.
I see the catastrophic. I see the pain and fear and anxiety.
And now, thanks to this nifty skill I’d inherited, I knew exactly
when, where, and how Kenya was going to die.
Her death flashed before my eyes the moment we touched.
The visions were thoughtful that way. And now I had a decision
to make. I’d struggled with the question of divulgence
before. Many times. And this scenario was no exception. I
might be able to prevent her death if she’d listen to me, but
that took a lot of faith. And since she threatened me with a
switchblade every chance she got, I didn’t figure faith was
her strong suit. Especially faith in me. The new girl. The girl
she most liked to harass and promise a slow and painful death
to. I was pretty sure I’d developed a nervous twitch after meeting
But this was different. Maybe it was a timing thing. She
was going to die too soon. Too young. She literally had only
days to live. And the vision stole my breath with its vividness.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.
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