The Alchemy of Forever (Incarnation)
In the 1st novel of the Incarnation sequence, the immortal Serephina grapples with a wrenching fact: Falling in love could suggest succumbing to death.
People say “love by no means dies”…but love can be the demise of Seraphina.
Seraphina has been alive because the center a while, while her boyfriend, Cyrus, controlled to excellent a style of alchemy that permits them to switch our bodies with any person. Sera ran clear of Cyrus years in the past, whilst she discovered that what they have been doing—taking the lives of blameless people—was mistaken. but she doesn’t are looking to die, so she unearths youngsters who're near to demise, and inhabits their bodies.
Sera has simply landed within the physique of a woman named Kailey who was once approximately to die in a automobile twist of fate. For the 1st time, Sera falls in love with the lifetime of the individual she’s inhabiting. Sera additionally falls for the boy round the corner, Noah. and shortly it’s transparent the emotions are lower back. yet she will be able to by no means kiss Noah, simply because for her to the touch lips with a human may suggest the human’s loss of life. and he or she has much more to fret approximately: Cyrus is chasing her. If she remains in a single position for lengthy, she places herself—and the folk she’s grown to care for—in nice chance. Will Sera need to surrender the only factor that’s eluded her for hundreds of years: real love?
This paperback encompasses a teaser of The Impossibility of Tomorrow, the subsequent publication within the Incarnation sequence, in addition to specific content material that finds Seraphina’s again tale.
depraved queen calls for Snow White’s heart,” he whispers, and whatever snaps within me. I stroll over to the leaf-green couch the place he sits. “But she doesn’t get it!” I say. “Snow White methods her and sends her the center of a deer instead.” He sees my rage, yet simply smiles and drains his glass in a single swallow. unexpectedly I detect simply how a lot I’m going to get pleasure from what’s approximately to occur. One, I count number silently. His eyes, which had began to shut, fly open, and his hand snakes out and grabs my wrist.
Of a huge puppy. The puppy growls, straining opposed to its chain. “I mean,” the boy keeps, “did you really want to move out the window? Or used to be that for extra drama?” “You have been staring at me?” worry makes my voice tremble a little. “Who are you?” “Very humorous, Kailey.” Then a frightened glance crosses his face. “Wait, do you actually now not remember?” I exhale. So this is often one in every of Kailey’s neighbors. For a second I have been sure that it was once Jared in a brand new physique. Or, even worse, Cyrus. “Just a bit.
approach to paintings. I don’t have classification on the college until eventually tomorrow.” It’s a believable lie—UC Berkeley isn’t a ways and being a faculty scholar will surely clarify the backpack. “Sure you do,” he says, with a withering smile. “Let me see your ID.” “Oh. Um, I don’t have it with me,” I try out. “I suggest it, leave out. Hand it over.” i believe my face pass sizzling and feature no phrases as I open the bag and quit Kailey’s driver’s license. He appears to be like at it for a very long time, then shakes his head. “Get in.” He nods.
unexpected and excessive. The flames flickered purple in his eyes, and for the 1st time in my existence, i really feared him. “The soul is not anything yet a focus of power, held jointly by way of will, or, in our case, years of practice,” he stated fiercely. “Our Incarnate souls are diversified from human ones. Ours are stronger.” “But—” i started. He grabbed my arm so tightly that his fingernails drew blood. “There is not anything after this lifestyles for people, yet your soul is robust, too powerful. while you're killed,.
second. simply because although it took me 600 years, i ultimately recognize larger. Time can’t be cheated, probably not. Everything—even me, and someday even Charlotte—must come to finish. 3 the subsequent morning, the day of my social gathering, I wake to an empty residence. I didn’t sleep good. irrespective of how a lot I fuss, I can’t get cozy. The bed’s cool grey sheets fit too heavily to the sickly pallor of my pores and skin, and my bones jut out via my epidermis at bizarre angles now. I throw on my white terry-cloth gown.