Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316370318, 384pp.
Publication Date: May 20, 2014
Ridley Duchannes is nobody's heroine. She's a Dark Caster, a Siren. She can make you do things. Anything. You can't trust her, or yourself when she's around. And she'll be the first to tell you to stay away--especially if you're going to do something as stupid as fall in love with her.
Lucky for Ridley, her wannabe rocker boyfriend, Wesley "Link" Lincoln, never listens to anyone. Link doesn't care if Rid's no good for him, and he takes her along when he leaves small-town Gatlin to follow his rock-star dream. He teams up with a ragtag group of Dark Casters, and when the band scores a gig at a hot Underground club, it looks like all of Link's dreams are about to come true.
But New York City is a dangerous place for both Casters and Mortals, and soon Ridley realizes that Link's bandmates are keeping secrets. With bad-boy club owner Lennox Gates on her heels, Rid is determined to find out the truth. What she discovers is worse than she could have imagined: Link has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay. With their lives on the line, what's a Siren to do?
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the #1 "New York Times "bestselling coauthors of the Beautiful Creatures novels, are back to cast another magical spell. Their signature blend of mystery, suspense, and romance, with a healthy dose of wit and danger, will pull fans in and leave them begging for more.
Kami was a teacher for seventeen years and co-authored her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. If she isn t busy watching "Supernatural", Kami can teach you how to escape from a pair of handcuffs or bake a Coca-Cola cake. She has never raced a car, but there is still time. Kami lives in Maryland with her family and their dogs Spike and Oz. Visit Kami at kamigarcia.com.
Margaret Stohl is a lifelong science fiction fan, former video game designer, and coauthor of the "New York Times" bestselling Beautiful Creatures series. "Beautiful Creatures" is now a major motion picture. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.
Praise for the bestselling Beautiful Creatures novels:An Amazon.com Big Books of Spring Selection
"A hauntingly delicious dark fantasy."—Cassandra Clare, New York Times bestselling author of City of Bones
"In the Gothic tradition of Anne Rice....Give this to fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight or HBO's True Blood series." —School Library Journal
"Gorgeously crafted, atmospheric, and original." —Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Lovely
"The authors ground their Caster world in the concrete, skillfully juxtaposing the arcane, magical world with Gatlin's normal southern lifestyle....[Fans will] plead for more." —VOYA (starred review)
"A lush Southern gothic." —Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
"Smart, textured and romantic." —Kirkus Reviews