Books whisper to Beatrix Alba. But they aren't the reason she has never fit in. Bullied at home and school, she keeps a secret-a power of violence and darkness.
When the spell that keeps her hidden fails, she's catapulted into the Zweeshen, a realm where all tales live, and her dream of meeting her favorite characters comes true. But wishes are tricky, and behind its wonder and whimsy, the Zweeshen is under attack. A character is burning bookworlds in pursuit of a weapon to rule both stories and storytellers. To succeed, he needs a riddle in Beatrix's keeping.
Now he's hunting her down.
Joining forces with William, a cursed conjurer, Beatrix must face an enemy who knows her every weakness in a realm where witches play with time, Egyptian gods roam, and Regency heroines lead covert operations. And with her darkness as the only weapon, she may have to sacrifice everything to save a world that rejects her.
"Novo’s well-crafted story will delight and engage readers... A satisfying and socially relevant story about acceptance and sacrifice." -- Kirkus Reviews.
"Wholly original and wondrously imaginative..." -- Reader's Favorite (5 Stars).
"Its surprising confluence of fantasy and its unexpected twists and turns, supported by strong characters, draws readers into a story that is satisfyingly unpredictable and hard to put down." --Midwest Book Review