Author(s): Melissa De la Cruz
Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature - freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows. At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called "the Blue." They say it's a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it's a place where Nat won't be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light. But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.
This is a remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.
A major new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author of Blue Bloods.
I would storngly recommend this book to young adolescent readers...the book is written with very descriptive language and with characters that would appeal to any teenage reader -- Junior Reviewer Elsa Harte, 15 Evening Echo (Cork) A great book -- Kelsey Wallace, Castlebrae Community High Teen Titles A unique mix of genres that sets it apart SOUTH WALES EVENING POST Review -- Pat Pledger ReadPlus I thought this book was trememndous and I'm going to read it again! -- Shannon Patterson, Queensferry High TEEN TITLES
Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series and the Blue Bloods series. She is also the author of The Witches of East End - now optioned as a major new television series. Melissa grew up in Manila and now lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with her husband and daughter.