By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Ethan Wate used to think about Gatlin, the small Southern city he had regularly known as domestic, as a spot the place not anything ever replaced. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who printed a mystery international that have been hidden in simple sight all alongside. A Gatlin that harbored historical secrets and techniques underneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin the place a curse has marked Lena's relatives of strong Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin the place most unlikely, magical, life-altering occasions happen.
Together they could face whatever Gatlin throws at them, yet after pain a sad loss, Lena starts off to drag away, holding secrets and techniques that try their courting. And now that Ethan's eyes were opened to the darker aspect of Gatlin, there's no going again. Haunted through unusual visions in simple terms he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled historical past and reveals himself stuck up within the risky community of underground passageways eternally crisscrossing the South, the place not anything is because it turns out.
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I went at night. There was no one on the streets. I wondered where the people were. The streetlights were like moons cupped in iron fingers. Behind Janina’s house there was no light at all. I ran my hand across the step. I felt something. I put it in my pocket. I put the bread on the step. I looked up at the window, but it was even darker than the night. Somewhere in the house Janina was sleeping. I waved at the dark, empty window and went away. Back on the street, I heard a shout. I turned. Someone stood up the street, in shadow.
Candy he stole just for me. When I found a hazelnut buttercream, I could hardly chew it for laughing. I used to see the brown paper bread bags everywhere I went. Now there were not so many. One day when I snatched a loaf of bread, the lady called after me, “Stop! ” I stopped. I turned and faced her. I shouted back as sternly as I could. “I’m not a dirty Jew! I’m a Gypsy! ” She threw her hands in the air. She called out to the people on the sidewalk. “A dirty Gypsy! ” She started running after me.
Olek had Kuba wrapped like an octopus, Kuba squealing and flailing. Kuba grabbed Ferdi’s leg and bit it. Ferdi screamed, and in a moment everyone but Uri and grim-faced Enos was on the ground, even me with my leash. We laughed and bit and wrestled, and I think we must have looked like one squirming creature with many heads, arms, and legs. At last we peeled apart and flopped to the ground, exhausted and laughing. My ear was bleeding again and hurting. I pressed a fistful of dry grass to it. Except for Kuba, we sat on the ground and talked and laughed and smoked our cigarettes.