It’s just a pretty pendant. A harmless necklace. Everyone wears them, like a talisman.
At least that’s what sixteen year old Shai Eli has always believed. But why does her community enforce a law that keeps people from removing the necklaces?
When a book, a key, and a vision begin to unravel the sinister secret behind the necklaces, Shai discovers the guy she’s falling for may not be who he says he is.
This young adult novel is book one in a trilogy. In a dreary community of orphans, the vibrant teen must overcome her fear of deep emotion and learn to trust her best friend. But what she doesn’t know is that Aliah harbors a nasty secret that could potentially destroy the fragile beginnings of their young romance.
When a mutual friend is discovered brutally murdered and twenty-one orphans go missing, Aliah comes up with a dramatic plan to keep Shai safe. A plan that back-fires when Shai realizes that someone is willing to go to drastic measures to hunt her down.
As Shai’s and Aliah’s feelings for each other grow so do Shai’s suspicions. And as Aliah’s past catches up with him, Shai begins to unravel the truth about her identity, her connection to Aliah and the secret he has worked so hard to keep.