We'll officially begin discussing the book on Monday so you can take a bit of time this weekend to beg, borrow or
Here's the description from the back jacket:
"Before he knew about the Roses, sixteen-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity. Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high schoolers. Then one day Jack skips his medicine. Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer and more confident than ever before. And it feels great--until he loses control of his own strength and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryouts.
Soon Jack learns the startling truth about himself: he is Weirlind, part of an underground society of magical people who live among us. At their help sits the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose, whose power is determined by playing the Game--a magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death. The winning house rules the Weir.
As if his bizarre heritage isn't enough, Jack finds out that he's not just another member of the Weirlind--he's one of the last of the warriors--at a time when both houses are scouting for a player."
Go ahead and read it with us. You know ya wanna!
Also, we're going to try to make this book club feast a regular thing. So, let us know if you have book suggestions for the future of books you want to discuss! (Small disclaimer for that last statement: Self-published authors, this is NOT an opportunity for you to pimp your books in our comments section)
(No, seriously. Monica has a hand-held laser pointer, and she's willing to aim for your eyes.)