After her twin’s death, Cadence is determined to honor his memory by winning a place among the tech-magic prodigies of the Machinist Institute. But when she discovers her brother’s fate wasn’t an accident, she follows his killer into a world of dangerous, magical street races—where one wrong turn means she’ll be next.
The high-octane racing of FAST & FURIOUS meets the scandalous loves and lives of LA’s elite ala GOSSIP GIRL.
The last time I kissed Silas Kimura was here, on the roof of his father’s hotel, six weeks before my twin brother died. If I could choose, I’d never come here again, but invitations to the Machinist Institute go out at midnight. And because the universe loves to mock me — Silas is my only way to get one.
The rooftop basks in the crisp night air. Last year, my brother Wes and I sat with our friends, dangling our feet in the pool and half-heartedly hiding the bottles of champagne we’d stolen from the bar.
I make my way to an empty corner as the gold and silver of early New Year’s Eve fireworks reflect in the glass partition, weaving sparks through my dark curls. My stomach tightens as I peer over the sixty-five story drop separating us from Downtown Los Angeles. I loved it here once — back when I had friends instead of regrets.
The chime of the elevator pulls my attention across the room, but anticipation turns to the bitter tang of annoyance when the doors slide open. Not Silas. With a sigh, I sync to the gold ink tattooed along my spine. It vibrates as glowing lines swell across my vision, each one peppered with apps and files, leading to the clock pulsing in the corner.
I’m running out of time.