Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis, Book 1) by Jaclyn Dolamore

By Jaclyn Dolamore

Sixteen-year-old Thea Holder's mom is cursed with a spell that's using her mad, and each time they contact, Thea is chilled through the magic, too. with out one else to give a contribution, Thea needs to make a residing for either one of them in a sinister urban, the place probability lurks and greed rules.

Thea spends her nights waitressing on the decadent phone membership getting to the glitzy shoppers. but if her ally, Nan, vanishes, Thea is pressured to discover her. She meets Freddy, a tender, magnetic customer on the membership, and he concurs to assist her discover the city's secrets-even whereas he hides secrets and techniques of his own.

Together, they discover a entire new facet of town. Unrest is brewing at the back of closed doorways as whispers of a grotesque magic unfold. And if they're now not cautious, the heartless masterminds in the back of the transforming into disappearances might be after them, too.

Perfect for lovers of Cassandra Clare, it is a chilling mystery with a slightly of magic the place the lifeless don't continually appear to remain that approach.

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We're rushed as hell, but I like it. I've been coming to the office an hour earlier than usual, but she beats me to it. She's always there first. . What? . I don't know what she does at night. Nothing much, I guess. . No, she never goes out with anyone. She sits at home, mostly, and listens to music. She plays records. . What do you care, which records? Richard Halley. She loves the music of Richard Halley. " CHAPTER IV THE IMMOVABLE MOVERS Motive power—thought Dagny, looking up at the Taggart Building in the twilight—was its first need; motive power, to keep that building standing; movement, to keep it immovable.

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I wish they'd fire that bartender," he said. "For instance, consider Associated Steel. We've got the most modern plant in the country and the best organization. That seems to me to be an indisputable fact, because we got the Industrial Efficiency Award of Globe Magazine last year. So we can maintain that we've done our best and nobody can blame us. But we cannot help it if the iron ore situation is a national problem. " Taggart said nothing. He sat with his elbows spread wide on the table top.

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