16-year old Emily has accepted her fate with each weakening beat of her heart, but after her best friend's brother and sister arrive in town and turn out to be more than what they appear, Emily's life is turned upside-down. When their friendship includes confronting wizards who harbor dark secrets and dancing with an elf prince, Emily discovers there are some things still worth living for. More
Sixteen-year old Emily’s world is full of dark secrets. She may look like the rebel rich girl who chops off her hair, pierces her lip and drops out of cheerleading, but her heart is quickly failing her, her mother loves her social status and alcohol more than her own daughter, and a friend she trusted betrays her.
One source of solace is her best friend, Dafne and her guardian, Jabari. But little does Emily know her world would be turned upside down when she meets Dafne’s sister and brother, the aloof Karawyn and charming Jarrad.
Emily discovers their family harbors a secret of their own. They are exiled royalty from a different land where Elves live forever and magic is the source of true power. To Emily, elves were only mythical little men who make magic cookies in a tree, not teenagers who bring animals back to life, blow up libraries in a fit of rage, and glow when they think you’re not looking. When their dark and war-torn past calls them home, Emily’s connection with them puts her in danger. Or it could be the very thing that saves her life.