by Jane Yolen
Cover Artist: Mike Cavallaro
Review by Gayle Surrette
First Second Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596432796
Date: 13 April 2010 List Price $15.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Aliera Carstairs isn't a jock, a nerd, or popular. What she is, is a fencer and a darn good one that might make it to the Nationals one day. She's invisible at school but known in fencing circles, until a new boy transfers to her school. He's beautiful and her new lab partner. He's also a bit weird, but he makes her nervous and her heart flop about in her chest. Her fencing instructor told her to always protect her heart but now she's thinking she doesn't want to. Or does she? From official release/information:
Product Description: A quirky, fast-paced urban fantasy by esteemed author Jane Yolen.
Aliera Carstairs just doesn't fit in. She's always front and center at the fencing studio, but at school she's invisible. And she's fine with that . . . until Avery Castle walks into her first period biology class. Avery may seem perfect now, but will he end up becoming her Prince Charming or just a toad?
(Source: First Second)