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Title: Dark Promise
Author: Julia Crane & Talia Jager
Release date: July 28th 2012
Age Group/Genre: YA fantasy/paranormal
has it all - great friends, dream boy, loving family. But on the eve of her
sixteenth birthday, her perfect little world shatters. A stranger claiming to
be her real mother appears with a secret: Rylie is a faery whose powers will be
unleashed on her birthday. Captured and forced into a new life, Rylie struggles
to keep everything she loves and discovers a terrifying truth: some promises
cannot be broken.
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My mother led
her into the living room. The lady’s piercing green eyes rested on me, sending
a chill down my back. My father followed her gaze. “Rylie, do you know this
woman?” Dad asked.
“No.” I shook my
head slowly. “I’ve never seen her before.”
you should go to your room,” Dad suggested, his gaze demanding I do as he said.
“No. If this has
something to do with me, I want to hear it.” I crossed my arms and sank against
the back of the couch.
Mom and Dad
exchanged a worried glance, but turned back to the lady on the couch. “Please,
her eyes from me, the lady calmly stated, “My name is Azura, and I am Rylie’s
My father, who
was always a level-headed man, was on his feet in seconds, his face hard. “What
are you talking about?”
I felt like I
had fallen into some kind of parallel universe. Did this woman just say
she was my birth mother? How could she be my birth
mother? That would mean I was adopted, but wouldn’t my parents have told me
something like that?
My mother shook
her head. “Birth mother? Rylie isn’t adopted.” She reached over and took my
hand. “Believe me, I’ll never forget the eleven hours of labor.”
The woman sat
perfectly still in the blue armchair across from us, with her hands clasped on
her lap. “I know it’s hard to accept, but it’s true. Your daughter died shortly
after she was born. I switched the infants. Rylie is mine.”
The wind left me
as if I had been punched in the stomach. I couldn’t breathe, and the room spun.
I gripped the pillow next to me with my other hand as I clung to my mother.
the room for a moment, and then my father exploded. “You need to leave now!” He
pointed to the door. “Get out of this house and don’t come back without a court
The lady smiled
sincerely, her face still as calm as it had been when she walked in the door.
“Please, hear me out. I realize this is a lot to take in.”
“No! This is
preposterous! Nobody died. Rylie is ours.” Dad’s voice was like thunder.
I studied the lady.
She seemed so honest and soft-spoken. Why would she pretend something like
this? Why would she ruin our family if it weren’t true? And if was true, why
was she coming clean now? Something in me believed her even though I didn’t
want to. I swallowed hard and rubbed my sweaty palms on my shirt.
“Let her talk,”
I said hoarsely.
can’t believe her.” Dad looked stricken.
“I’m curious as
to why she thinks I’m her daughter. Let’s hear her out.” I crossed my arms and
scooted closer to my mother, comforted when she wrapped an arm around me.
Dad turned back
to the woman called Azura, and his frown deepened. “Fine.” He sat back down in
his seat and glared. “Talk.”
“Thank you. I’m
going to tell you something not many humans know, and I have to trust you to
keep it secret for Rylie’s sake.” She addressed the statement to my parents.
Humans? Who talks like
In addition, there's a chance to win Mesmerized if you prefer this book as the prize instead of Dark Promise
Author: Julia Crane & Talia Jager
Release Date: November 28th 2011
Age Group/Genre: mature YA fantasy/paranormal
succubus Lily Anderson can’t have a normal life: She isn't allowed a boyfriend,
she has no friends, and school is just one mess-up after another.
parents send her away to the prestigious Emerson Academy. It doesn’t appear to
be any different from the others. That is, until she meets her roommate,
Hannah, and a blue-eyed boy named Jake.
makes an almost deadly mistake, and Jake has a mysterious past that has come
back to haunt him. Together, they must go on the run from things neither of
them understand in order to save the people they love—and each other. But,
Jake’s foe is more dangerous than they realized, and it will take the help of
friends and family to save the man Lily loves.
must learn to use her powers for good before it’s too late.
is a mature YA. Due to sexual content and some language it is not recommended for younger teens.
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