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Nolan doesn't see darkness when he closes his eyes. Instead, he's transported into the mind of Amara, a girl living in a different world. Nolan's life in his small Arizona town is full of history tests, family tension, and laundry; his parents think he has epilepsy, judging from his frequent blackouts. Amara's world is full of magic and danger--she's a mute servant girl who's tasked with protecting a renegade princess. Nolan is only an observer in Amara's world--until he learns to control her. At first, Amara is terrified. Then, she's furious. But to keep the princess--and themselves--alive, they'll have to work together and discover the truth behind their connection.

A fascinating premise, clearly and compellingly written and imagined by a startlingly original debut writer.

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FOUR STARRED REVIEWS

"Original and compelling; a stunning debut."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Numerous plot twists drive the story along, and it's grounded in worldbuilding that creates a believable, authentic setting.  Duyvis makes ingenious use of a fascinating premise."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"While Duyvis's debut is an exciting take on the fantasy genre, as it alternates between our world and that of the Dunelands, the true strength of the novel is in its positive portrayal of LGBT issues."
--School Library Journal, starred review

"Fantasy and speculative fiction fans will no doubt enjoy the ride, while authors should take note--this is how you do fantasy in a global world."
--The Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books, starred review

"Duyvis creates a humdinger of an adventure that contains the agony of loyalty, the allure of magic, and, most gratifyingly, the element of surprise."
--The Horn Book Magazine

"Debut author Duyvis has written a nice twist on the classic bodysnatchers theme and keeps the pace moving smoothly, even when jumping between Nolan's and Amara's perspectives. Her racially diverse characters struggle with both disabilities and sexual identity, but she keeps her focus solidly on the story and character development so that diversity integrates naturally into both Nolan's and Amara's experiences."
--Booklist

"[C]ompelling twists and turns ... this is an intelligent, satisfying YA novel."
--SFX Magazine

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About the Author:

Corinne Duyvis is a novelist and short story writer. She’s a graduate of the Clarion West writer’s workshop and lives in Amsterdam. Visit her online at corinneduyvis.net.

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Gr 9 Up—High school can be a confusing and difficult time for any teen, but it has been exceptionally hard for Nolan. While his family and his doctors insist that he has been experiencing chronic seizures, comas, and incredibly detailed hallucinations, the truth is that every time he closes his eyes, his consciousness is transported into the mind of Amara, a servant girl living in the Dunelands, a realm where mages and magic are commonplace. It has been several years since he started seeing through Amara's eyes, but in all of that time, he has only been a silent watcher, unable to even let Amara know he is there. Even worse, Nolan has endured great pain in both Amara's world and his own, as Amara had been chosen by a mage to protect a crown princess in hiding after her family was usurped in a violent revolution. Everything suddenly changes when Nolan begins to gain control over Amara's movements, forcing the two to work together in order to discover the truth behind the revolution that led to the princess's exile. While Duyvis's debut is an exciting take on the fantasy genre, as it alternates between our world and that of the Dunelands, the true strength of the novel is in its positive portrayal of LGBT issues. This becomes most important in establishing the character of Nolan, an adolescent who has experienced most of his adolescence from the perspective of a girl, and in the nuanced portrayal of Amara's relationships.—Ryan F. Paulsen, New Rochelle High School, NY

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