Darcy Jones doesn’t remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywhere—but she couldn’t have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn’t happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.
Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn’t thought possible. But Conn’s interest in her is confusing. It doesn’t line up with the way he first looked at her.
As if she were his enemy.
When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she can’t rely on anything—not herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades’ latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will change her world forever . . .
In this smart, compulsively readable novel, master storyteller Marie Rutkoski has crafted an utterly original world, characters you won’t soon forget, and a tale full of intrigue and suspense.
I haven't previously read anything by Marie Rutkoski, but I have heard her read from her middle grade series, which proved to be an entirely delightful experience. So, I already know that Rutkoski can write well, which is part of why I'm so excited for her new YA.
The other reason I'm excited is that I'm fascinated by the concept of this book—alternate worlds and secret societies—and I'm eager to see where Rutkoski will take this story.
Releases October 16, 2012 from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.