By Diane Duane
Younger wizards equipment and Nita are confronted with unusual occasions whilst a existence shape from one other period emerges on Mars. notwithstanding the Martians appear pleasant, they've got a plan which can switch the form of multiple international. because the shadow of interplanetary conflict stretches over either worlds, equipment and Nita needs to struggle to grasp the unusual and old synergy binding them to Mars and its final population. in the event that they don’t prevail, the heritage that left Mars useless will repeat itself on the earth.
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So, Mister— that’s what they call you, right? ” “To go to college,” I answer, without missing a beat. ” She’s got me there. “You should start thinking about that,” she says. “More importantly, think about ways to beef up your transcripts. ” Yeah, I’m thinking. That’s what I need, ‘cause I’m not busy enough already. She’s Right, Though You didn’t hear that from me. But I should get serious about college. Let’s face it, I’m gonna need all the scholarships I can get. Nix on the glee club. I’ve already got choir.
II. It wasn’t worth all the guilt, I know that much. Besides, once he got past the feeling-up part, it was mostly pain. Why do all those stupid songs say the first time is the best? III. What would Seth say? I’m not ready to tell her, yet. Not ready to see the look in her eye, the one that says What happened to the promise you made to God? Sorry I wish it was easier breaking God’s law. I wish that commitment band didn’t burn my finger like lye. I snatched it off that night, opened my bedroom window and tossed it.
I finger the cross round my neck. A voice inside me chides Remember: you’re saving yourself for true love. Trey must’ve heard. How else to explain him suddenly cupping my face in his hands and whispering, “you’re killing me, girl. ” MTV Nelly’s “Body on Me” filters through the window. I close my eyes, wait for the music to end, but I still can’t sleep. The beat of my thoughts a rhythm I can’t get out of my head. I just want you. I just want to be your addiction— lines from a song stirring in me and the CD isn’t even on.
A Wizard of Mars: The Ninth Book in the Young Wizards Series by Diane Duane