By Amanda Ashby
Speak, Paperback, 9780142423974, 341pp.
Publication Date: August 15, 2013
The Black Rose--a powerful ancient force--has been let loose and has taken up residence in Celeste Gibson, popular girl at Cassidy Carter-Lewis' high school. Thomas Delacroix is the spirit of a fourteenth-century knight who is devoted to protecting the Black Rose, but he needs a contemporary living being to take on the challenge. That's where Cassidy comes in. She's a quirky high school junior who just wants to dress in her vintage clothes, hangout withher bestfriend, and take care of herfather, who is recovering from surgery. She's the last person who would ever volunteer for such a task, but no one actually asked her. Now, like it or not, she finds herself training before dawn and battling demons at parties, the mall, and even at school. But hey, no one ever said high school was going to be easy. . .
“Laced with humor, danger, and romance, this book will have readers smiling all the way to the last page.”—Publishers Weekly review of Fairy Bad Day “Light, fast-paced, and not particularly scary . . . will quench the thirst of the Christopher Pike and R. L. Stine set.”—School Library Journal review of Zombie Queen of Newbury High