Lies I Live By
by Lauren Sabel
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GENRE: YA Thriller
These are the facts: My name is Callie Sinclair. I am seventeen years old. I live in San Francisco. I love my boyfriend, Charlie. I work for a secret governmental agency. I am a psychic spy. This romantic, action-packed twist on the classic spy novel is perfect for fans of Ally Carter’s Embassy Row series or for any reader who enjoys cinematic writing and stories of romance and intrigue.
At seventeen, Callie is the government’s youngest psychic spy, trained to track dangerous people and weapons in her visions. When another young—and handsome and witty—psychic joins the agency, Callie’s personal and professional lives get messy all at once. If she can’t find a way to change the events she’s seen in her visions, she could lose the people she loves most . . . and her mind. Literally.
Richly painted against the backdrop of San Francisco and Berkeley, Lauren Sabel’s enthralling novel captures the thrill of exploring a unique power in a dangerous world.
“So, when do you wanna meet up next Saturday?” Charlie asks, breaking into my thoughts.
I stare at him blankly. “Next Saturday?”
“My show?” Charlie looks at me with a mix of confusion and hurt.
Of course—Charlie’s photography show! It’s only the biggest thing that’s ever happened to him. Charlie takes these amazing photographs of the insides of vacant buildings. He’s already gotten into one of the best art schools in the country, starting this fall. In New York.
I turn to him, suddenly noticing how the air is packed tight with the smell of eucalyptus. “Starts at six?” I ask quickly, hoping he didn’t notice that I’d forgotten.
Charlie nods. He’s chewing on his bottom lip, something he does only when he’s extremely nervous, and I know that he needs me there. “Can you meet me at two at our favorite noodle place?” he asks. “And then we can hang the photos for the show.”
“Two o’clock sharp,” I promise.
A look of relief spreads over his face. “Thanks, Cal. Because the other photographer backed out at the last minute, so it’s just me. My first solo show.”
“Congratulations,” I exclaim, tears popping into my eyes. I blink them back and look up at the trees raising their thick trunks into the sky, their thick waxy leaves tinted buttery yellow by the sunset. Be happy for Charlie, I tell myself, but he’s moving on is what I hear instead.
“There are sunsets in New York,” Charlie reminds me. “You could get a nannying job there. Or take some college classes.”
“I’m going to San Francisco State, remember?”
“But you could—”
“No. It would break Mom’s heart,” I respond.
“But your mom’s got Richard now. It’s not like she’s dating some jerk academic, or wasting away at home, waiting for the man who will never return,” Charlie says.
Lauren Sabel lives in the quirky dark spaces of her mind, and she tries to shed light on these spaces in her books. After publishing VIVIAN DIVINE IS DEAD in Summer 2014 with Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins, she confronted her lifelong fear of being psychic by writing OUT OF MY MIND. Since in this YA thriller, teenage psychic spy Callie Sinclair works undercover for the government, forced to hide her real identity from everyone she loves, Lauren is now certain she’s on the CIA watch list.
OUT OF MY MIND
VIVIAN DIVINE IS DEAD
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