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THE 13TH SIGN by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb


by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

Age Range: 10 - 14

Pub Date: Jan. 8th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-312-58352-1
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

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)