Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it's hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she's lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human--something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile.
Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn't fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers--livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin.
To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her Knowing ability to discover the Harrowers' next move. But Leon, her mother's bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he won't let Audrey out of his sight.
When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything--and everyone--she loves.
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Number of Pages: 368
Reviewed by Alexandra, age 18
This book is a fast-paced action-packed adventure with plenty of twists and turns. Best of all, its set in Minneapolis, so local readers may recognize some of the surroundings – making it much more relatable, believable, and exciting! The reader discovers surprises just as Audrey learns the truth about her superhero mother, her own powers, and her strange family history. This book had a very unique take on a common subject, and with a fun cast of characters, I think readers ages 13-16 would love it!
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Alexandra, age 18
Alexandra, age 18