“If you’re pathetic, then what am I, since I want you more than I want tomorrow?”
I try for a failed sneer. “A worthless comparison. You think survival is overrated.”
“Then let’s try again.” He rubs his thumbs over my pulse, easing ever closer. “What does it say about me that I want you more than vengeance?”
“Irrelevant. You can get that and still have me.”
“Not good enough? Then what about this.” He murmurs the next words right up against my lips, like a secret he can’t even admit to himself: “I want you more than I ever wanted to be adopted.”
Those are today’s teaser and excerpt to celebrate I, Ruin‘s upcoming release on August 16th, barring unforeseen circumstances! (UPDATE: I, Ruin is coming out April 10th, 2018. Pre-order here.) For the blurb, check below. For the first chapter, click here. For previous teasers, check the end of the blog post. To sign up to my mailing list and find out exactly when the book is out, click here!
They left us writhing on our classroom floor, no breath, no scream, until feathers of vivid hues unfolded from our shoulders and whispered over our skin.
We staggered up, dazed and disoriented, but then our professor’s wings – they swarmed with spiders, and—
I left him dead on the sun-drenched floor.
Now I’m on the run with Lunar Adurian, the smirky guy who always watched me from scarred eyes, and I’m falling too hard. I need to keep it together, to wage an underground war against the Coalition, but inside I’m coming apart.
My father wants me to abandon my best friend. Lunar challenges my every step and questions my every act. I start making mistakes, and I’m struggling to hold everything in place: to hold my course, my beliefs, to hold myself—
To hold anything at all when my hands are slippery with blood.