By Frank Portman
From Frank Portman, writer of the cult vintage King Dork that John eco-friendly says "will rock your world", comes a unique approximately Andromeda Klein, who has a couple of difficulties of her own.
Her hair is more or less horrible.
Her partner-in-occultism, Daisy, is dead.
Her mystery, estranged, a lot older and forbidden boyfriend-in-theory, has long past AWOL.
And her mom has realized easy methods to text.
in brief, issues could not get a lot worse. till they do. Daisy looks trying to make touch from past, books are commencing to disappear from the library, after which, surprisingly and all of sudden, Andromeda's tarot readings are commencing to are expecting occasions with bizarrely literal accuracy.
Omens are in all places. desires; swords; fires; hidden playing cards; misplaced, damaged, and useless cellphones . . . and what's Daisy attempting to inform her?
within the resulting fight of impartial as opposed to evil, it truly is Andromeda Klein opposed to the realm, smooth society, demonic forces, and the "friends" of the library.
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She had to dismount to walk her bike through the Safe-way parking lot, feeling overheated and action-populated. ” Mishearing was Andromeda’s life; if she had grown up hearing properly, the resulting girl would have been very different. Her body’s collagen, she had been told back in the days when her family still went to doctors, was “disorganized,” so her bones had formed improperly and tended to be fragile. According to the books, a violent sneeze or simply rolling over in bed could be enough to break a bone, though that had never happened to her.
Their clothes … when, historically, had the males of the world lost the ability to dress themselves? Somewhere along the line someone had decided it was desirable to look like you had lost control of your faculties. ” Den punched them goodbye and stumbled over to Andromeda. She thought she smelled pot. “Umba,” she said, in that “I’m gonna tell on you” way. But he knew she was kidding. “Ninety-three,” said Den. He had overheard Daisy and Andromeda greet each other like this. —and so it was in fact rather inappropriate, but it was a small way of invoking Daisy’s memory, a thing they could share.
The fiery truck suggested the Tower, the most ominous of the tarot trumps, and the shadowy Lemurian had looked a bit like the Hermit. As a pair, they suggested catastrophe and isolation, a prediction borne out in spades. Daisy had returned none of Andromeda’s messages. Andromeda had assumed it was because Daisy was angry with her over St. Steve. But it had turned out she was not angry but rather dead; or she might have been angry as well as dead. Den eventually told her, in the same breath with which he also informed her that he was no longer allowed to speak to her himself.