Nel’s sister, Jules, comes from London to take care of the aftermath.“There walked warlocks in all their bat-winged, cat-eyed glory, and here, as they swung out over the river, she saw the darting flash of multicolored tails under the silvery skin of the water, the shimmer of long, pearl-strewn hair, and heard the high, rippling laughter of the mermaids.” ― Cassandra Clare, “Are you all right,” he whispered, his lips brushing the tips of my spiky hair.
Not a nail biter but leads to some unexpected conclusions.
Lila Baxter, 17, is abandoned at a gas station in a small town when her father, who was taking her to live with her grandmother, had a lapse in sobriety. Governcorp has taken over the United States, Broadcasters are ubiquitous and immigrants can't be trusted. Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Falling Kingdoms, and Tamora Pierce.
Lila is left alone, unsure of where she is, with no money, and no cell phone. From Marie Marquardt, the author of Dream Things True and The Radius of Us, comes a story of two teenagers learning what to hold on to, what to let go of, and that sometimes love gets in the way of our plans. Fifteen-year-old Hannah, a new citizen, and thirteen-year-old Jenny, a future safety officer, have nothing in common. Before the age of seventeen, the young men and women of Jerar are given a choice --pursue a trade or enroll in a trial year in one of the realm's three war schools to...
The multiple voices serve to set a foundation of doubt and suspicion.
Did the women commit suicide or was it just made to appear so?