by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Small town life is a drag.
Small town life in a South Carolina town where everyone knows everyone and the Civil War is still referred to as the War of Northern Aggression is even more of a drag.
And Ethan knows better than most was a drag it is.
He's counting down the days until he graduates high school and can leave his little town.
That is, until Lena arrives.
First, she haunts his dreams with strange premonitions and visions. And when he actually meets her in person, he can't stay away.
But Lena is more than just the new girl. She's even more than the new girl who lives with her uncle, the infamous town recluse. She's more than anyone even knows... even Lena herself.
And now Ethan and Lena have to find out about a family curse that seems destined to turn Lena into something dark and sinister on her sixteenth birthday. A day that is coming far too quickly for anyone's comfort.