What Curiosity Kills (The Turning, Book 1)

By Helen Ellis

"What interest Kills...cracks open the area of higher East aspect prep-schoolers and actually turns it wild, bringing jointly the simplest elements of Gossip woman, Twilight, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer... humorous, fierce, and whole of surprises."
-Hannah Tinti, ALA Alex Award-winning auth or of the nice Thief no one can comprehend your secret.
Nobody can understand your power.
But if no one understands who you're to start with...what's preventing you?

I whisper, "What's so distinctive approximately me all of a sudden?"

Nick says, "The Turning."

Mary feels various, yet can't clarify why. The fainting, the unusual cravings...and worse, the issues she's spotted approximately her body.

Mary doesn't comprehend the place to show. If she tells her mom and dad or her sister, she'll possibility wasting every little thing. She has no different relations, no means of realizing if what she's facing is general. all people she's ever recognized and enjoyed may perhaps reject her...

"Helen Ellis is the type of author that makes the pages fly and the type of buddy readers will want they'd starting to be up."
-Hannah Tinti, ALA Alex Award-winning auth or of the great Thief

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