By Jacqueline West
Liar meets Romeo and Juliet during this Shakespeare-inspired younger grownup novel approximately no matter if to belief your self while everyone seems to be telling you your instincts are wrong—for lovers of Holly Black, Laini Taylor, and Black Swan, by way of ny occasions bestselling writer Jacqueline West.
Jaye wakes up within the sanatorium, disoriented, and beset through a slippery morphing of fact into anything else. She again and again sees a boy who she sounds like she knows—but that's very unlikely. made up our minds to come again to college and again to A Midsummer Night's Dream, during which she's starring, she lies to her sister, her mother, and her doctors—she’s wonderful, she says. She’s superb, she’s high-quality, she’s advantageous. yet then on her first day again, she takes a seat in school . . . subsequent to the mysterious boy. Queasy with anxiousness ("I can’t see you," she hisses at him, "because you’re probably not here"), Jaye realizes this boy is, in reality, actual. And he has no notion what she's speaking approximately. stuck among this attention-grabbing, empathetic new child and her formative years buddy became contemporary love curiosity, Jaye starts to note unnerving similarities among her conditions and people of a few of Shakespeare's most renowned performs. Tingling banter and clandestine meet-ups fall down to darker, muddier incidents. As issues strengthen to a daunting pitch, how a lot of what's occurring is genuine, how a lot is in Jaye's head, and what sort of does it topic as she's hurtling towards a fateful finish over which she turns out to haven't any keep an eye on?
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I shut my eyes. Thunder was rumbling. I listened, every other sound in the world disappearing beneath the rumble. It was not thunder. It was . . growling. My eyes flew open. A huge black panther slunk in through the office door, its belly low to the ground, its fierce emerald eyes fixed on me. With its back paw, it knocked the door closed. I spun around; the door to Mr. 36 Winter Falls Morrissey’s office was shut too. My gut twisted. I was trapped. I faced the panther again. A jolt thudded through me.
Traffic whizzed by in the opposite direction on the bridge. I stared down at the steel pillars that seemed to grow out of the water. A flash of movement at the base of one of them caught my eye. I pressed my nose to the window and focused my vision. Everything around me 55 Nicole Maggi darkened, and all I could see was an enormous wildcat, its edges shimmering against the black night around it. My whole body trembled, and the world blackened, just like it had in the office. No, no, this can’t be happening again .
Alessia! ” I blinked, the fluorescent lights blinding. The office was normal again. One of the secretaries bent over me, her face flooded 37 Nicole Maggi with concern. ” I sat up, gulping in air. I held my hand in front of my face, flexing my fingers. It was only my hand, no wings, no feathers. ” I looked around. Principal Morrissey and the other secretaries stood in a semicircle around me, their faces perplexed. “Everything went dark for a minute. ” “You should see the nurse,” Principal Morrissey said.
Dreamers Often Lie by Jacqueline West