Ethan Wate used to
think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a
place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena
Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain
sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its
moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has
marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin
where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.
Sometimes life-ending. Together
they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a
tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their
relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker
side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only
he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and
finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground
passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it
She wanted her life to change... he wanted his to stay the same.
friends share everything with each other. Or do they?
Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single
life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing
Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only
sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind
for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family
emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do
something drastic to find them.
Ashlyn is about to discover
what she'd thought to be true her whole life, wasn't, and the truth, too
fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of
Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever