Lies, secrets, and magic — three things that define Kayla's life.
Sixteen-year-old Kayla plans to spend her summer hanging out on the beach in Santa Barbara and stealing whatever she wants, whenever she wants it. Born with the ability to move things with her mind — things like credit cards, diamond rings, and buttons on cash registers — she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up a safety net, enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again. Well, that, and the thrill of using her secret talents.
But her summer plans change when she's caught stealing by a boy named Daniel — a boy who needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it. Daniel has a talent of his own. He can teleport, appearing anywhere in the world in an instant, but he lies as easily as he travels. Together, they embark on a quest to find and steal an ancient incantation, written on three indestructible stones and hidden millennia ago, all to rescue Daniel's kidnapped mother. But Kayla has no idea that this rescue mission will lead back to her own family — and to betrayals that she may not be able to forgive... or survive.
This book was really fantastic! I really enjoyed this world and these characters, and of course the writing-it's a Sarah Beth Durst book! So great! And as the book went on, and we learned more, it changed and grew and that was just awesome!
I really enjoyed Kayla and Daniel, they were their own people, and they were really fun to read about, how they interacted! The way they met, the adventures they went on, and as their relationship developed, well, yeah, just a lot of fun to read!
There was a mystery in this book. Well, mysteries, the one that we knew about, about who kidnapped Daniel's mom. But there was a deeper one, that was connected, more like one big mystery, with lots of off-shoots. Like what happened with Kayla's dad and older sister. And what her mom was lying about. Yeah. Oh, and the lady who gives some help, but was very strange!
Really enjoyed the ending! It was pretty fitting, that they worked things out, that there wasn't any loss, and that things were explained, and that it was made sure that something like this could never happen again, because nobody could collect everything back together because no one knows where they were-no map this time!
This was such a great and fantastic book, and I can't wait to read more Sarah Beth Durst books!
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Read: January 13th, 2016
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a SAC 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Published: October 14th 2014