Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Release Date: May 29, 2013
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Sixteen-year-old Zadie’s first mistake was telling the boy she liked she could bring her dead sister back to life. Her second mistake was actually doing it.
When Zadie accidentally messes with the Reaper’s Rite that should have claimed her sister Mara, things go horribly wrong.
Mara isn’t the same anymore—Zadie isn’t even sure she’s completely human, and to top it off, a Reaper is determined to collect Mara’s soul no matter what.
Now Zadie must figure out how to defeat her sister’s Reaper, or let Mara die … this time for good.
Monday morning snuck up on me and clobbered me on the head. At least the sun was shining. I looked out the kitchen window, sipping my juice in hopes for a blood sugar boost to get me through the day. The dew on the grass sparkled like it had the day the frogs came. That was years ago, but as I stared at the grass, I could almost see them. I could almost feel Mara at my back, clinging to my shirt.
I dropped my gaze to my orange juice. My stomach twisted at the possibilities of what could happen if I thought too hard about something like that. When I was young, strange things started happening. Weird coincidences that made me wonder. They were little things at first, like wishing for a snow day and waking up to a blizzard. Or not studying for a test at school and learning the teacher was out sick. Then the frogs happened.
Mara and I had been fighting. We were little, so the fight was over something stupid, like toys or dolls or something. Mara hated frogs, so I imagined dozens of frogs surrounding the house so Mara couldn’t go outside to play. It was just a silly daydream, until I heard her screaming. I ran to the front porch. Hopping and croaking, frogs covered the front lawn. Mara hid behind me as a couple of the slimy creatures leaped up the porch steps. It wasn’t until I started to laugh that Mara stepped out from behind me.
“You did this!” She ran to her room, and didn’t speak to me for three days. Scared I had done something wicked, I was very careful what I daydreamed from then on—or at least, I tried to be.
I’m a Philippine-born American living in Germany with my husband and two teens.
I write young adult books that usually have some element of magic or the supernatural in them. I also like to read those kinds of books. Aside from reading, I like movies, chocolate, take-out, coffee, traveling, and having fun with my friends and family. I’ve also been known to make a pretty sweet cupcake.
I tend to sing sometimes, too, so keep me away from your Karaoke bars.
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