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264 pages, Hardcover
First published April 5, 2016
“There had been a time when I’d prided myself on being the most competent girl in the room, the one who always knew what to do. But the deeper I got into all this Paladin stuff, the more I seemed to be screwing it up.”
“What’s a pretty thing like you want with a sword anyway?”
“She’s going to use it to castrate guys who ask stupid questions,” Blythe answered for me, her voice flat.
“But loving people means encouraging them to be their best selves. Fixing this, sorting it out, making it right . . . that’s your best self, Harper Jane.”
“Oh, you mean the day you tried to kill us?” I said, scooping up a bag of chips from the little pile of gas station food we’d picked up earlier.
Blythe’s smile faded immediately, replaced with a scowl. “Always bringing that up.”
“It’s a weird thing of mine, remembering times people tried to stab me,” I admitted.”
“SGA president, huh?” he asked. “So can I call you Pres?”
It took me a second to reply, but when I did, my smile was so big, it actually hurt my face.
“Yeah. Yeah, you can.”