Five Minute Friday: CONJURED
One of my students came into class and was reading CONJURED. As I always do, I asked her what she was reading and if it was good. After talking to her and reading the summary, I knew I had to get my hands on this book. As soon as my student was finished reading, she handed me the book to borrow. I just started, but already I’m drawn in by the character’s voice and can’t wait to find out just what her memories are trying to tell Eve.
Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name—but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she’s in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they won’t say—or do—to her to get her to remember.
At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things—things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed—and she’s lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her—but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.