By Adele Griffin
Withmy eyes closed and Alex's middle neighbors throughout me, it was once like I'dbecome my huge sister, or whatever simply pretty much as good. And so who cared ifthey have been calling it Alex's occasion? something I knew: it'll beremembered as mine.
Alex has it all--brains, beauty,popularity, and a dangerously sizzling boyfriend. Her little sister Theawants all of it, and she's stepped up her online game to get it. whether it meansspinning the reality to win the eye she merits. whether it meansuncovering a surprising mystery her older sister by no means desired to share.Even if it ability crying wolf.
Told within the alternating voices ofAlex and Thea, Adele Griffin's enthralling new novel is the tale of asibling competition on velocity.
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Think! Think! I definitely see something moving toward me. A dark shape in the fog—low, limping, searching. I spin a quarter turn to my left—and there’s another disturbance in the mist… or three… or six. This could be the end for sure. Another quarter turn—the portal’s got to be in front of me, or maybe just a bit to the left — There—I can feel something, or… Ooomf. I’m on the ground. On my back. Without my breath. Then I hear fabric tearing. My shirt? My eyes are open, but all I can make out are the terrible shapes, figures made of flesh but also smoke.
Close the courtyard exits. ” Whit grabs a gray hat off a passing businessman and plunks it down on my head. “Tuck your hair in, quick,” he says. I’m doing just that when a policeman spots me. He’s a couple of dozen yards away. Now he’s grabbing for the whistle at the end of a cord around his neck… and he’ll soon have the attention of every soldier in the plaza. Not to mention that of The One, whom I hate to mention. But then a small black figure leaps up and knocks the policeman down flat on his rear.
I can’t find it—there’s just this cold, damp fog everywhere. They’re getting even closer. I can feel their cold and smell their mustiness. Think! Think! Think! I definitely see something moving toward me. A dark shape in the fog—low, limping, searching. I spin a quarter turn to my left—and there’s another disturbance in the mist… or three… or six. This could be the end for sure. Another quarter turn—the portal’s got to be in front of me, or maybe just a bit to the left — There—I can feel something, or… Ooomf.