Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys thankiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the BostonAthenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of worldlibraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks herand her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Parislibrary, where Arik and his Sentinels-magical knights charged withprotecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gatewaybooks-rescue them from a demonic hound.
Jumping into some of theworld's most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, ifshe weren't busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirtobsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choosebetween her heart and her head, between Arik's world and her own, before both are destroyed.
Aster Layne believes in physics, not psychics. A tarot card reading on the Ocean City Boardwalk should have been ridiculous, just-for-fun thing. It wasn't. Aster discovers she has a very unscientific gift—with a simple touch of the cards, she can change a person's fate.
Reese Van Buren is cursed. Like the kind of old-school, centuries-old curse that runs in royal families. Every firstborn son is doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday —and Reese's is coming up fast. Bummer. He tries to distract himself from his inevitable death...only to find one person who can save him.
Aster doesn't know that the hot Dutch guy she's just met needs her help—or that he's about to die. But worst of all...she doesn't know that her new gift comes with dark,dark consequences that can harm everyone she loves.