By Dot Hutchison
Ophelia Castellan is simply not simply one other lady at Elsinore Academy. Seeing ghosts isn't really a ability prized in destiny society better halves. even if she takes her tablets, the bean sidhe beckon, reminding her of a promise to her lifeless mom. Now, within the wake of the Headmaster's unexpected loss of life, the full academy is in turmoil, and Ophelia can now not forget about the fae. specifically as soon as she starts off seeing the Headmaster's ghosts—two of them—on the varsity grounds. Her merely confidante is Dane, the Headmaster's grieving son. but while she supplies extra of herself to him, Dane spirals towards a sad fate—dragging Ophelia, and the remainder of Elsinore, with him.
You know the way this tale ends. but even within the face of convinced demise, Ophelia has a call to make—and a promise to maintain.
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