Darcy Jones doesnt remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywherebut she couldnt have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didnt happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population. Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadnt thought possible.
But Conns interest in her is confusing. It doesnt line up with the way he first looked at her. As if she were his enemy.
When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she cant rely on anythingnot herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will change her world forever .
. . In this smart, compulsively readable novel, master storyteller Marie Rutkoski has crafted an utterly original world, characters you wont soon forget, and a tale full of intrigue and suspense.