Sixteen-year-old Kayla was born with the ability to move things with her mind-things like credit cards and buttons on cash registers-and she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again .Read more...
Sixteen-year-old Kayla was born with the ability to move things with her mind-things like credit cards and buttons on cash registers-and she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again . . . which would mean grave danger for them both.
When she's caught stealing by a boy named Daniel-a boy with the ability to teleport-he needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it. 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.
- ISBN-13: 9780802737557
- ISBN-10: 0802737552
- Publisher: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
- Publish Date: October 2014
- Page Count: 368
- Reading Level: Ages 14-UP
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-08-11
- Reviewer: Staff
Kayla and her mother, Moonbeam, live in disguise—they fear Kayla’s father will discover them and kill Kayla like he did Kayla’s sister. Kayla resents this life in hiding because it also means keeping her telekinetic powers a secret. Disobeying her mother, Kayla regularly uses her power to steal until a handsome teleporter, Daniel, threatens to reveal Kayla’s secret if she doesn’t use her gift to help him find his kidnapped mother. Thus begins a race to find three magical stones before they fall into the wrong hands, and both Kayla and Daniel’s families pay the price. Durst (Conjured) delivers a fun adventure with a superpowered twist as Daniel and Kayla use their abilities to solve the crises that come their way. Even in dangerous situations, Kayla retains her wry sense of humor, which brings a bit of lightness to some of the story’s cornier moments and cinematic plot twists. Think The Mummy (temples, tombs, and all) with Veronica Mars calling the shots, and a dash of romance in the mix. Ages 14–up. Agent: Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger. (Oct.)