I had whined and protested my early death, and when I stole an amulet from my killer, I'd somehow saved myself. The amulet gave me the illusion of a body. I still didn't know where my real body was. Which sort of bothered me.
And I didn't know why I'd been targeted, either. The amulet had felt like fire and ice when I'd claimed it, shifting from a dull flat gray to a space-deep black that seemed to take in light. But since then The more I tried to use it, the more stonelike it was.
Barnabas had now been assigned to shadow me in case the reaper who'd killed me came back for his amulet, and I'd gone back to living as normal a life as I could. But watching over me wasn't Barnabas's style, and I knew he couldn't wait to get back to his soul-saving work. If I could just figure this thoughttouching thing out, he could resume his regular duties, leaving me reasonably safe at home and able to contact him if the dark reaper showed up again.
But it wasn't happening. I'm not a reaper. Maybe I can't touch thoughts with you because I'm dead. Ever think of that? Silent, Barnabas dropped his gaze to the pine-rimmed lake.
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The worried lift to his shoulders told me he had. I tightened my grip until the silver wires pressed into my fingers, trying to imagine Barnabas in my thoughts, his easy grace that most high schoolers lacked, his attractive face, his riveting smile. Honest, I wasn't crushing on him, but every angel of death I'd seen had been attractive.
Especially the one who'd killed me. Despite the long nights on my roof practicing with Barnabas, I hadn't been able to do anything with the shimmery black stone. Barnabas had been hanging around so much that my dad thought he was my boyfriend, and my boss at the flower shop thought I should take out a restraining order. I pushed myself away from the rock. You go on and do your thing. I'll sit here and wait.
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I'll be fine. I wasn't sure, but I think Barnabas had lied to his boss about my progress in order to get out and working again.
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Jacobs , by Lauren Myracle. Her first wish is for the boy she loves to ask her to the prom. This story was inspired by The Monkey's Paw by W. To accomplish that goal, she drags Will and her other best friend, Yun Sun, to visit Madame Zanzibar, a fortune-teller. She's sure that Madame Z will proclaim that Will is her one true love, and that will be that. But the psychic is short on information, but does end up grudgingly handing over to Frankie a dried up old corsage, which she says will grant her three wishes.
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Over the next couple of days, however, Frankie will come to realize that she'll have to make some requests that she never in her wildest dreams would have thought of making. She her soul takes, from the reaper who killed her, a stone necklace that keeps her solid. A white reaper, named Barnabas, and an old man I don't know who or what he is try to help her.
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Seth isn't like anyone she's ever met before. Unfortunately, before too long she'll find out why that is, and the picture it paints isn't pretty. There are deaths, white reapers, black reapers, grim reapers, and odd amulets. It turns out Miranda has special abilities that allow her to do things most regular teens can't do -- like, say, knock over a lamppost just by leaning on it.
This particular day turns out to be stranger than the norm, though, when she picks up young Sibby Cumean, a strange girl who has an even stranger habit of kissing every boy she can find. When weird things start happening, Miranda's day turns into an action-adventure movie beyond anything she could have expected. All the while trying to reel in a guy that she likes with cheesy pick-up lines from a self-help book. Her plan is working pretty well, too, because nearly everyone at the prom is having a downright horrible time. Everyone, that is, except for Gabe, who seems not just happy but serene.
By the time Sheba can figure out what's happening, it's too late, and prom just might end up having a happy ending after all.