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Publisher Description

A modern, magical twist on the Gothic Romance and Girl Detective genres, this book will appeal to fans of both Beautiful Creatures and the Mortal Instruments series. Reviewers have praised the take-charge heroine and the spellbinding romance.

Bound together. Worlds apart.

Kami Glass is in love with someone she's never met—a boy she's talked to in her head since she was born. This has made her an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, but she has learned ways to turn that to her advantage. Her life seems to be in order, until disturbing events begin to occur. There has been screaming in the woods and the manor overlooking the town has lit up for the first time in 10 years. . . . The Lynburn family, who ruled the town a generation ago and who all left without warning, have returned. Now Kami can see that the town she has known and loved all her life is hiding a multitude of secrets—and a murderer. The key to it all just might be the boy in her head. The boy she thought was imaginary is real, and definitely and deliciously dangerous.

"A sparkling fantasy that will make you laugh and break your heart." --Cassandra Clare, New York Times bestselling author

"A darkly funny, deliciously thrilling Gothic." --Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author

"Readers will laugh, shiver, and maybe even swoon over this modern Gothic novel." --Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author

"Breathtaking--a compulsive, rocketing read."--Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author

"Captures the reader with true magic."--Esther Friesner, author of Nobody's Princess

"A laugh-out-loud delight." --Publishers Weekly

Young Adult
September 11
Random House Children's Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

ErinChels ,

Really liked

Wasn't sure how the story was going to play out but I rather liked it. I was a little disappointed in the ending but I guess it makes coming from the perspective it came and that it is the first in the series.



I hate to be overly critical, but I had high hopes for this book. She wrote a Harry Potter fanfic called Underwater Light back in the day that was amazing. I couldn't really get into this. The characters had no depth and they just weren't likable. But it was an ok read.

grooviemomma ,

Kami is awesome

This is such a fun, fast-paced treasure of a read. I ca me upon it in the library and quickly read the trilogy. Only wish it would continue. I will probably reread the series again soon. It's been about a year since I finished and I really miss the characters. Also a plus, is the positive depiction of a gay character not to mention a smart and independent heroine. Wish it would gain publicity and success since it is so deserving. Way better than the Twilight series, not so cheesy!

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