An ancient promise, faeries, and a girl struggling to find her place in the world combine to create an intense story in Nancy Werlin's magical young adult novel. When Mallory joins her class, Phoebe finds herself strangely drawn to her, and the two become very close. But when Mallory's older brother, Ryland, comes home, everything changes. Phoebe is besotted, unable to help herself to Ryland's almost magical appeal. But when she finds out the true reason that the pair has appeared, involving faery well-being and a troubling family legacy, Phoebe must make a very difficult choice that will change her life forever.