Dying sucks, and high school senior Ember McWilliams kws firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. Ember operates on a -touch policy with all living things-including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming that Ember's curse is a gift, she thinks he's a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she's more than interested. There's just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities weird even her out. When Ember learns that the accident that turned her into a freak may t have been an accident at all, she's t sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she gets to losing t only her heart but her life. For real this time.