Alice, Ariel, Aurora, Audrey, Anna and Anastasia are the “A Club” – the popular girls of Arandell High. But each of them has a secret they’d rather not tell, a secret about how each of them came be where they are now.
No one must know, not even their closest friends and family.
And then the messages begin, messages threatening to reveal their secrets to the entire school in return for payment for their silence. Each is signed with the letter “A” implying it is someone in their group.
The Dowager Empress glanced up from her thinking. Once again she had been lost in a memory long passed, and now the sound of someone at her study door had roused her from those daydreams.
“Come in,” she called, pulling herself back together, and a seventeen year old boy stuck his head around the door.
“Hey, Grandmama,” he smiled, politely. Though the Empress was not his grandmother but in fact his great grandmother, he called her “Grandmama,” since he had never known his own grandmother, her daughter and his father’s mother, and since his mother’s parents had...