When circus-dwelling Gemma Flannery learns she will be attending public school for the first time in her seventeen years, little does she know that fitting in with her 12th-grade classmates will be the least of her concerns. A pro at hiding her knack for see the dead ("shades"), Gamma is grieving the recent suicide of her mentally, ill mother, a process eased by the introduction of her first real love interest, the charming and painfully handsome Henry Dmitri, who is harboring his own collection of dangerous secrets.
Together, they will be presented with a frightening challenge: to assume their roles as heirs to a 3000-year-old magical text, the AVRAKEDAVRA, a book the uber-rich sleight-of-being master Lucian Dmitri would do anything to get his hands on.
As each terrifying layer in her new reality melts away, Gemma unearthe truths that her quiet, nomadic life with the Cinzio Traveling Players is not at all what she'd always cherished. Gemma and Henry must rely on each other to stop Lucian's diabolical plotting that will bring the world to its tired, scab-riddled knees, and are sent on the flight of their young lives, to save themselves, their families, and the world from the darkest kind of destruction.
Let the chase begin!
Sleight is the first book in the AVRA-K Series. After you read it you will be hooked! The main characters draw you in a leave you wanting more. This is a very unique story and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. There is never a dull moment in this book. Once you start reading you won't put it down. I laughed and cried right along with Gemma and Henry. I was thrown right into their world with them and loved every minute of it! A job well done Jennifer Sommersby! I hope to read book two very soon! So keep on writing!