“Her mouth parted slightly, waiting for Seth to breathe life into her own body, just like in the story. She wanted him to awaken her senses.”
Their worlds collide in California’s high desert.
The last thing Natara “Natti” Stone wants to do is to start anew at Setemple High School. She wished she had never left London. Yet the brutal murder of her maternal grandmother has made her life very complicated. The only clue related to her murder is an ancient, encrypted necklace Natti discovered after her grandmother’s death. And if trying to adjust to American life is not enough, Natti is being stalked by a mysterious, charming high school senior, Seth O’Keefe, who is annoyingly persistent in his attempts at seduction.
Seth O’Keefe is secretly a member of the Sons of Set, an order that worships the Egyptian god of chaos. Seth’s blessing from Set, his “charm,” never failed, except with one person: Natti Stone. Her ability to elude him infatuates and infuriates him, and he becomes obsessed with the chase. But the closer he gets to her, the more his emotions take a dangerous turn, and he risks breaking one of the most valued covenants of his order. The punishment for which is a fate worse than death.
The adventure this unlikely couple becomes engulfed in could cost them their lives and their souls.
*Note: Content for Upper YA*
Character Interview: Natti
NS: Well, I like my classes, friends, and teachers. Despite the fact that everyone acts like I’m going to become one of Seth’s tarts any minute. Even Mandy, the head cheerleader and Seth’s “number one,” is giving me tips on how to . . . um, never mind, that’s a bit to private. *Blushes*
NS: He’s a bloody twit, that’s what. Sure, he’s definitely handsome—gorgeous eyes—and he’s a bloody good charmer. But he’s so arrogant! He thinks every girl should swoon at his feet.
NS: You mean, besides the obvious difference in accents and slang? Honestly, men are men.
NS: Walking through Kensington Park with my dad, listening to Big Ben chime, and playing tennis at the Sutton Tennis Academy.
NS: Since I was seven. Though I’m not a pro, it’s definitely my sport. It’s where I feel the most natural.
NS: All kinds of young-adult titles. Though I’m not as into paranormal as my friends, Jen and Wanda.
NS: Mmm . . . Steak, mushroom, and ale pie. Love it! Especially when Dad makes it with a side of deep-fried chips. That and a stiff cuppa, and I’m in heaven.
NS: Oo, I’m not sure at this point. Yeah, I’ve made some great friends. Even Seth has kind of gotten under my skin a little bit. But I really miss home. I miss London.
NS: Thank you for having me.
During her high school years, Kelsey Ketch could always be found tucked away in a little corner of the hall or classroom, writing her fantasy worlds and creating illustrations and maps. Today is no different, except now she’s writing in the break room at her office building or at the tables of the Barnes and Noble Café in Cary, North Carolina. She is also an avid reader, a part-time book blogger at Ketch’s Book Nook, and lives with her two orange tabbies and awesome and humorous flat-mate.
For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.
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