In the Cards


By Mariah Fredericks; Liselotte Watkins (Illustrator)
(Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, Hardcover, 9780689876561, 288pp.)

Publication Date: January 8, 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback

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Do you have what it takes to be a star?

Eve thinks she does. But the school musical is not what she has in mind. Eve doesn't do auditions, particularly not for Mr. Courtney, the music teacher, who's not a big fan of hers. However, when the tarot cards reveal that the musical may be the first step to the mega-stardom she dreams of, Eve decides to go for it. A powerful King of Cups stands ready to help her, if only she can figure out who he is.

Not even drama queen Eve is prepared for the gossip, intrigue, and backstabbing of the theater. School star Alexa Roth is sure she'll get the lead -- but can Eve steal the spotlight from the diva? She's got help. Syd on piano will help her rehearse. Anna will be there as stage manager. Everything's looking good, except...

In book two of the In the Cards trilogy, there are a lot of "except"s -- some funny, some surprising. All dramatic. Just like Eve. Can she win over Mr. Courtney with her powerful voice? Can she keep Anna away from her goofy ex-boyfriend, Declan? Can the promise of the cards be trusted? Will the real King of Cups stand up, please?

Before Eve freaks.

About the Author

Mariah Fredericks is the author of the bestselling novel The True Meaning of Cleavage, which Meg Cabot called "Laugh-out-loud funny and way twisted!" She is also the author of Head Games, Crunch Time, and two previous books in the In the Cards series, Love and Fame.

Mariah accepts that cats are her superior in every way and would never dream of insulting one by trying to own it. However, she has been reading tarot cards since she was a teenager, and while she knows that it is lame to believe in fortune-telling, her readings keep coming true, so she keeps doing them. She has even written a tarot guide called The Smart Girl's Guide to Tarot.

She lives with her husband, son, and basset hound in Jackson Heights, New York. Visit her online at or

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