The 13th Sign
- Author: Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
- Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
- Published: January 2013
- ISBN-10: 0312583524
- ISBN-13: 9780312583521
- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2013
- Subject: JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
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Discovering a mysterious ornate book in a fortune teller's shop, 13-year-old Jalen and her best friend, Ellie, inadvertently unleash a mystical maelstrom when they open the book, which releases a dark 13th zodiac sign that they must recapture in order to save Jalen and her ailing grandmother from vengeful zodiac attacks.
When a teen accidentally unlocks the lost 13th zodiac sign, everyone's personality shifts, and she must confront 12 Keepers of the zodiac to restore global order. Visiting a fortuneteller in her hometown of New Orleans, skeptical 13-year-old Jalen finds an ancient horoscope book called The Keypers of the Zodiack. Unlocking the serpent clasp, she releases Ophiuchus, the 13th zodiac sign. Personalities suddenly shift, and chaos ensues. No longer under Sagittarius, Jalen's now ruled by Ophiuchus, who possesses tremendous healing powers humans will seek and abuse. Unless she can find and restore Ophiuchus to the heavens within 23 hours, all personality changes will be permanent. To do this, Jalen must destroy 12 Keepers who protect Ophiuchus. Armed with a new personality and forced to overcome her own fears, Jalen frantically dodges and outwits the wily, outrageous Keepers who morph out of nowhere. Scorpio stings, Gemini confuses her, Sagittarius launches arrows, Taurus tries to crush her, and Virgo plays on her emotions. Racing the clock across New Orleans, Jalen knows more is at stake than restoring altered personalities if power falls into the wrong hands. An original, action-packed plot, a resilient heroine, a twist ending and 12 sly, angry Keepers will hold readers on edge. The ultimate astrological fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-14) Copyright Kirkus 2012 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.
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