Synopses & Reviews
An irresistible hate-to-love romance about a girl who suddenly has the power to cast karma on the people around her and the lab partner who thwarts her plans and steals her heart, from Marissa Meyer, New York Times-bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles series and The Renegades Trilogy.
Chronic overachiever Prudence Daniels is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her.
Pru giddily makes use of the power, punishing everyone from public vandals to mean gossips, but there is one person on whom her powers consistently backfire: Quint Erickson, her slacker of a lab partner. Quint is annoyingly cute and impressively noble, especially when it comes to his work with the rescue center for local sea animals.
When Pru resigns herself to working at the rescue center for extra credit, she begins to uncover truths about baby otters, environmental upheaval, and romantic crossed signals — not necessarily in that order. Her newfound karmic insights reveal how thin the line is between virtue and vanity, generosity and greed... love and hate... and fate.
“Beyond the capes and masks is a strikingly grounded story of star-crossed would-be lovers, deception, and the recognition that most of humanity exists between the extremes of good and evil." Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A fully realized new world with compelling characters and just enough edge-of-your-seat action to rival the biggest on-screen adaptation?." Bustle
"Even reluctant fans of hero fantasies will fall for the smart plot and wonderful world-building. Prepare to fangirl." Justine Magazine
About the Author
Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, the New York Times–bestselling Renegades trilogy, as well as the graphic novels Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1 and 2, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first standalone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.