I love young adult books and I adore fairy tale retellings. I am excited to feature a friend’s new book today and am looking forward to reading it!
Sydney lives her nightmares every night. While other teenagers are dreaming of boys or traveling to exotic places, she must run a staircase with no beginning or no end, or a terrible debt will never be paid.
Just before her seventeenth birthday, the dreams change. She is no longer alone.
But her nightmares don’t end when she wakes up. Her stepmother and stepsisters threaten to ruin everything she holds dear. She must protect the secret that both she and her father have magic or they will use it to their advantage.
As Sydney learns to control her magic, what seemed impossible before—escaping her stepmother and those ever-present stairs—is now at her fingertips. When she learns the ultimate plan of her evil captor, Sydney must stop her at all costs, or she will forever be trapped inside her nightmares.
Yay! Sounds fun. The book, not the nightmares. 🙂 I even have a little excerpt for you:
Dad came to my room to say good-bye before he left. He promised that everything would be perfect and he’d be back as soon as he could. What he didn’t see were the looks of death I was getting from Julie and her daughters, who were standing behind him.
As soon as he was out of sight, they all turned on me. Julie ordered me to repaint Kaylee’s room and give Sarah a manicure. I kept silent, hoping the days would fly so I could get to my party. Unfortunately, time didn’t obey, and seemed to drag on forever.
I was also ordered to clean the entire house from top to bottom before I could go to bed. … I just kept telling myself that all the cleaning was to help my dad, and not because Julie made me do it.
It was past midnight when Julie finally gave up making me use toothpicks to clean out the edges of the stove and around the tile. She sent me to bed with a promise that I would be doing the same thing the next day.
You can find the book here: ENDLESS
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