By K. A. Tucker
Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster mom and dad have the emotional flair of robots and her classmates slightly recognize her lifestyles. approximately to show eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is wanting to hook up with anyone. somebody. whilst Evangeline meets Sofie after actually stumbling upon her café, she believes she’s came upon that connection. prepared to do something to maintain it, she accepts a task as Sofie’s assistant and drops every little thing to fly to long island, the place she is thrust right into a sumptuous global of Prada, diamonds, and unlimited money. With such generosity and kindness, it’s effortless for Evangeline to brush aside sure oddities . . . like Sofie’s erratic and occasionally violent habit, and the substantial defend canines. She’s even prepared to brush aside her brilliant desires of mob-style murders, attractive homeless humans residing in caves, and white-eyed demons that hang-out her each one evening as figments of her imagination—especially whilst a kind of figments is the beautiful Caden. whilst she wakes up with chew marks on her neck, the fairy story quick becomes a nightmare. She slowly unravels the secret surrounding Sofie and buddies, and the truth of the bites and the “dreams.” What she discovers is much extra mysterious and bad than something she may have imagined. In an international the place everybody has cause to lie for private achieve, Evangeline needs to come to a decision which deception is least more likely to get her killed.
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