By Cate Tiernan
After seventeen-year-old Thais Allard loses her widowed father in a sad motor vehicle twist of fate, she is pressured to depart the one domestic she's ever identified to dwell with a complete stranger in New Orleans. New Orleans greets Thais with many secrets and techniques and mysteries, yet none as unimaginable because the second she comes head to head with the impossible an analogous dual, Clio.Thais quickly learns that she and the dual she by no means knew come from a family members of witches, that she possesses excellent powers, and that she, besides Clio, has a key function in Balefire, the coven she used to be born into. Fiery Clio is lower than extremely joyful to need to proportion the highlight, however the twins needs to learn how to mix their powers that allows you to whole a ceremony that might rework their lives and the coven perpetually.
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