240 pages, 8.51 × 6.11 × 0.85 in
August 9, 2011
Random House Children's Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385734611
ISBN - 13: 9780385734615
About the Book
Three tales of teenagers experiencing the inexplicable.
Read from the Book
1 She awoke in the dark, too terrified to move. Her eyes were wide open, but she saw nothing but blackness. Pressure squeezed her chest and she couldn't breathe. She grew light-headed, and just when she thought she would suffocate, she heaved a great gasping breath, like a drowning person breaking the surface of water. Air poured into her lungs and she gagged with the need for it. At once the darkness was broken by the flare of a single light. "Don't be afraid," a man's voice said in her ear. "I'm right here." She turned her head to see a glowing candle held aloft, and behind it, his face. Dark hair framed pale skin. He had angular cheekbones and a chiseled jaw, and his eyes were the color of rain. "Who--" she whispered, terror tracing the word. "Don't be frightened. You're safe. I'm watching over you." He reached out and stroked her cheek. His touch was cool, soothing, and her brain grew sluggish. She wondered if she had a fever. "But where--" she asked. "Time for questions and answers tomorrow," he interrupted. "For now, just sleep." Her eyelids grew heavy, and despite all her fears, she closed her eyes and obeyed him. When next she awoke, gray gloom had replaced the dark. She blinked up at a high canopy stretching above the bed where she lay. Tall windows dominated the wall directly in front of the bed, and lead-colored daylight seeped between partially drawn thick velvet drapes. Her heart pounded. She remembered the lighted candle, though, and the voice and fac
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About the Author
LURLENE MCDANIEL is the #1 author of inspirational fiction for young adults. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.