The suburbs, right now . . . Seventeen-year-old Ivy's summer kicks off with an accident: a stranger whose appearance in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, heralds a string of increasingly disturbing events . . . Soon Ivy grapples with unnatural offerings, corroded memories and a dark secret she's always known - but never faced - that there's more to her mother, Dana, than meets the eye. The city, back then . . . Dana has always been perceptive. And the summer she turns sixteen, with the help of her best friend and an ambitious older girl, her gifts bloom into a heady fling with the supernatural. As the trio's aspirations darken, they find themselves speeding toward a violent breaking point. Years after it began, Ivy and Dana's shared story will come down to a reckoning among a daughter, a mother, and the dark forces they never should've messed with.
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Melissa Albert is the founding editor of the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog and the managing editor of BN.com. She has written for McSweeney’s, Time Out Chicago, MTV, and more.