by Amanda Ashby


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An ancient myth + a mean girl + a reluctant warrior = a lively take on good vs. evil
The Black Rose—a powerful ancient force—has been let loose and has taken up residence in Celeste Gibson, popular girl at Cassidy Carter-Lewis' high school. Thomas Delacroix is the spirit of a fourteenth-century knight who is devoted to protecting the Black Rose, but he needs a contemporary living being to take on the challenge. That's where Cassidy comes in. She's a quirky high school junior who just wants to dress in her vintage clothes, hang out with her best friend, and take care of her father, who is recovering from surgery. She's the last person who would ever volunteer for such a task, but no one actually asked her.  Now, like it or not, she finds herself training before dawn and battling demons at parties, the mall, and even at school. But hey, no one ever said high school was going to be easy. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142423974
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/15/2013
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Amanda Ashby ( was born in Australia and after sixteen years splitting her time between England and New Zealand, she has finally returned home. When she's not moving between countries, she likes to write books (okay, she also likes to watch television and eat chocolate, but let's just keep that between ourselves, shall we?). She has a degree in English and journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good!