Synopses & Reviews
A Wildly inventive and surprisingly playful sci-fi thriller.”Washington Post
Roommates Jaimie Locke and Kim Calloway are each looking to find a new life at college. Its Jaimies first time Outsideaway from her large, complicated family and their magical traditionsand she wants to learn what nonmagical life is like. Kim is anxious to escape the depression thats been dragging her down since last year so she can make new friends and create the art she loves.
But almost as soon as they unpack, Jaimie realizes that Kims depression is different from normal sadness. Something outside of Kim is literally forcing her to be depressed, pursuing and draining her. Just like that, the two girlsalong with Jaimes cousins and a Presence named Rugeetry to capture and rout the creature that is following Kim.
No one said that college would be easy....
A wildly inventive and surprisingly playful sci-fi thriller. Washington Post
Intriguing, beautiful, haunting, and well worth checking out. Realms of Fantasy
From the award-winning author of "A Stir of Bones" comes a compelling, funny, magical thriller--the story of two freshman roommates and the "viri" or soul demon who is tracking one of them.
A compelling, funny, magical thriller.
Kim and Jaimie are freshman roommatesbut their college experience is anything but typical. This is Jaimies first time in the real world, away from her large family and their magical traditions. Its Kims chance to escape her high school reputation. But Jaimie quickly sees that Kim cantshes being stalked by something that feeds on depression. And, just like that, reality reshapes itself, as the two girlsalong with Jaimies cousins and a Presence named Rugeetry to capture and rout the viri, or emotional vampire, who is tracking Kim.
About the Author
Nina Kiriki Hoffman lives in Eugene, Oregon.