"I used to be one of those girls. The kind who loved to deliver bad news. When I colored my hair, I imagined it seeping into my scalp, black dye pooling into my veins.
But that was the old Lacy. Now, when I cast spells, they are always for good."
16-year-old Lacy believes that magic and science can work side by side. She's a botanist who knows how to harness the healing power of plants. So when her father dies, Lacy tries to stay with her step-mother in Chico, where her magic is good and healing. She fears the darkness that her real mother, Cheyenne, brings out, stripping away everything that is light and kind.
Yet Cheyenne never stays away for long. Beautiful, bewitching, unstable Cheyenne who will stop at nothing, not even black magic, to keep control of her daughter's heart. She forces Lacy to accompany her to Sacramento, and before long, the "old" Lacy starts to resurface.
But when Lacy survives a traumatic encounter, she finds herself faced with a choice. Will she use her powers to exact revenge and spiral into the darkness forever? Or will she find the strength to embrace the light?
Cheyenne, Lacy's mother, sounds both fascinating and terrifying. To enter the contest, leave me a comment letting me know who you think is the most interesting parent in fiction. Contest closes at 23:59 BST on Sunday 10th May and contacted during the following week.
Terms and conditions:
1. Over 13's, and resident in the UK or Ireland, only, please.
2. Winner will be contacted within 7 days of contest closing and have 14 days to respond, if they don't respond a new winner will be chosen.
3. Winner's address will be passed on to Molly to send them the book, then deleted. E-mail address and postal address will not be used for anything other than sending prize.