From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning comes the first book in her hotly anticipated new urban paranormal trilogy, set in the world of her blockbuster Fever series.
The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It’s a war zone out... read more
“Music is the stuff of the cosmos. Imagine a world without melody of any kind. No birds singing. No crickets chirping. No tectonic plates shifting. It really is about the fat lady singing. If she stops-”The Book of Rain
“One day, kid, you’ll be willing to mortgage your fucking soul for somebody.”Ryodan
“Despite all the swaggering you do, you don’t want anybody to see you. Not really see you. Invisa-girl. That’s who you want to be. I wonder why.”Ryodan
“There are some secrets, Dani O'Malley, that you learn only by participating.”Ryodan
“Kid, Batman needs Robin.”Ryodan
“Oh, whose fecking comic book is this?" I explode. "That's my line.”Danielle (Dani) O'Malley
“I like sex for breakfast, kid. I eat early and often.”Ryodan
“If you weaken, I'll be strong. If you get lost, I'll be your way home. If you despair, I'll bring you joy. I will love you until the end of time.”Kat & Sean's vows to eachother
“Holy hurrying hurricane, how'd you get next to me so fast?”Danielle (Dani) O'Malley
“Teenage years are a great big clusterfuck of insecurity and confusion and hunger. Try to survive them without getting yourself killed.”MacKayla (Mac) Lane
“There can be no sound without movement. There can be no movement without sound. There is no stasis in music, only change. It could just as easily have been called the Song of Destruction. Seems someone was feeling optimistic on naming day.”The Book of Rain
“The more excited I get, the more I vibrate." "Now there's a thought," Lor says. "If you mean what I think you mean, you want to shut the fuck up and never think it again," Ryodan says.”Dani, Lor & Ryodan
“The unknown is always scarier than the known. I got a Mega-sized imagination, and it can do a real number on me.”Danielle (Dani) O'Malley
“If you go outside, you will be killed. If you make noise, you will be sent outside. Don't piss me off.”Ryodan
“No lullabies to lay the children to rest. No hymns to mourn the dying. No blues to ease the pain. No rock and roll to live by. Without music we would all be Sociopaths or dead.”The Book of Rain
Prologue: Dublin you had me at "Hello"
One: "Ding-dong the witch is dead": subtitled Rowena who?
Two: "Ice ice baby"
Three: "When the cat's away..."
Four: "I want a girl with a mind like a diamond"
Five: "Our house is a very, very, very fine house"
Six: "I will break these chains that bind me"
Seven: "I fall to pieces"
Eight: "And I am hungry like the wolf"
Nine: And it all goes boom, chicka boom, boom-boom, chicka boom
Ten: "Cat scratch fever"
Eleven: "Trouble ahead, trouble behind"
Twelve: "Life is highway, I wanna ride it all night long"
Thirteen: "The very worst part of you is me"
Fourteen: "Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door"
Fifteen: "Hot child in the city"
Sixteen: I fight authority and -authority always wins- probably always will
Seventeen: "These girls fall like dominoes"
Eighteen: "I can be your hero, baby"
Nineteen: "I stand alone"
Twenty: "I've got a soul but I'm not a soldier"
Twenty-one: "I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride. I'm wanted..."
Twenty-Two: "Your mind's in disturbia, it's like the darkness is light"
Twenty-Three: "My pretty pretty thing. Do you want to freeze? ... The Iceman cometh"
Twenty-four: "And the beat goes on"
Twenty-five: "I don't know who he is behind that mask"
Twenty-six: "It's the hard-knock life"
Twenty-seven: " 'Cause I'm one step closer to the edge and I'm about to break"
Twenty-eight: "I walk up on high and I step to the edge to see my world below"
Twenty-nine: "In the white room"
Thirty: In the court of the crimson -king- hag
Thirty-one: "I'm swimming in the smoke of bridges I have burned"
Thirty-two: "If I stay lucky then my tongue will stay tied"
Thirty-three: "Who's your daddy?"
Thirty-four: "Where do you think you're going? Don't you know it's dark outside?"
Thirty-five: "She blinded me with science"
Thirty-six: "Oh the weather outside is frightful"
Thirty-seven: "The sound of silence"
Thirty-eight: "Burning down the house"
Thirty-nine: "Crystal world with winter flowers turn my day to frozen hours"
Forty: "Is it the end, my friend? Satan's coming 'round the bend"
Forty-one: "You must whip it, whip it good"
Forty-two: "Try to set the night on fire"
Forty-three: "Celebrate good times, come on!"
Forty-four: "This is not the end, this is not the beginning"
"If I had to categorize it, I would say it straddles the line between YA and adult uneasily. I don’t pull any punches. It may be controversial in some ways. But whose teen years weren’t? LOL!" --Karen Marie Moning (Violence, foul language, and sexual situations.)
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