752 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.9 in
September 8, 2009
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416989560
ISBN - 13: 9781416989561
About the Book
A riveting trilogy from the "New York Times "bestselling author of the NIGHT WORLD series!
Read from the Book
Dark Visions CHAPTER 1 You don’t invite the local witch to parties. No matter how beautiful she is. That was the basic problem. I don’t care, Kaitlyn thought. I don’t need anyone. She was sitting in history class, listening to Marcy Huang and Pam Sasseen plan a party for that weekend. She couldn’t help but hear them. Mr. Flynn’s gentle, apologetic voice was no competition for their excited whispers. Kait was listening, pretending not to listen, and fiercely wishing she could get away. She couldn’t, so she doodled on the blue-lined page of her history notebook. She was full of contradictory feelings. She hated Pam and Marcy, and wanted them to die, or at least to have some gory accident that left them utterly broken and defeated and miserable. At the same time there was a terrible longing inside her. If they would only let her in—it wasn’t as if she insisted on being the most popular, the most admired, girl at school. She’d settle for a place in the group that was securely her own. They could shake their heads and say, “Oh, that Kaitlyn—she’s odd, but what would we do without her?” And that would be fine, as long as she was a part. But it wouldn’t happen, ever. Marcy would never think of inviting Kaitlyn to her party because she wouldn’t think of doing something that had never been done before. No one ever invited the witch; no one thought that Kaitlyn, the lovely, spooky girl with the strange eyes, would want to go. And I don’t care, Kaitlyn thought, her reflections coming
From the Publisher
GIFTED AND CURSED
Kaitlyn Fairchild has always felt like an outsider in her small hometown. Her haunting eyes and prophetic drawings have earned her a reputation as a witch. But Kait's not a witch: She's a psychic. Tired of being shunned, Kait accepts an invitation to attend the Zetes Institute, where she can have a fresh start and study with other psychic teens.
Learning to hone her abilities with four other gifted students, Kait discovers the intensity of her power -- and the joy of having true friends. But those friendships quickly become complicated when Kait finds herself torn between two irresistible guys. Rob is kind and athletic, and heals people with his good energy. Gabriel is aggressive and mysterious, a telepath concealing his true nature as a psychic vampire, feeding off of others' life energy. Together, Rob and Gabriel's opposing forces threaten the group's stability.
Then one of the experiments traps the five teens in a psychic link. A link that threatens their sanity and their lives. And Kaitlyn must decide whom to trust...and whom to love.
About the Author
L. J. (Lisa Jane) Smith is an American author. Her books are aimed at Young adult literature and combine a myriad of genres including horror, science fiction/fantasy and romance. So far, she has written three trilogies, one series, one quartet and two companion novels. She lives in a house in the Bay Area of northern California with one dog, three cats, and about ten thousand books.