This is the debut novel from Patrick Iovinelli. He teaches courses in language, literature, and science fiction at a large public high school. He is also a musician, baseball fanatic, and little brother. He lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife, two daughters, and a beagle.
Nothing ever happens on the Eckerly farm, where 15-year-old Alexa Flynn lives with her family. Then one day a strange, old woman appears to tell Alexa and her twin brother Michael that they possess an ancient and mystical power—the power of magic.
As he walks the halls of Wilton High, Nathan Keller would like nothing more than to pick out a good book and blend into the walls, but he can’t. Everywhere he goes, people whisper. They stare. Everyone knows Nathan because he’s the psycho-killer’s little brother.