The Chicago of the future is beautiful, gleaming, and perfect, and Meri loves her city. Then a stranger hands her a piece of scrap paper with a single word written on it. Suddenly things don’t seem so perfect anymore.
Olive and her siblings are spending the summer helping their grandmother fix up her run-down hotel. They're so bored! Then they start to discover what’s behind all those locked doors. Not so boring after all!
Spencer is doing community service at the public library. Mallory is a runaway, with no other place to go. A mysterious death in the library, followed by strange noises and frightening messages, forces them to team up to find out what it all means.
Iris and her friend Daniel sneak out one night to play in new-fallen snow, a rare event in North Carolina. In the darkness, they stumble upon the long-forgotten headstone of a girl whose loneliness reaches beyond the grave.
Did Cinderella really live happily ever after? And what happened to her stepsisters? Find out in a gripping, suspenseful take on the old story–not the fairy-tale kind–refashioned for real people like you.