Forget what you've read about djinn. Djinn are demons. And Blake is about to learn the hard way why they grant wishes.
Blake Mathews didn't mean to burn down the local museum or barge into the girls' locker room. He definitely didn't intend to knock over the bookshelf in the school library, creating a domino effect that left no book untouched, but he can't help it. He's bad luck.
His luck changes when he pulls from the library wreckage a book that grants wishes. As Blake explores the true meaning of the phrase "reading is power," he starts hearing voices and seeing apparitions. Like the little girl who leaves messages written in steam on the bathroom mirror, the scratching sounds coming from the attic, the whispers warning that someone is coming for him.
He follows these clues into the darkest corners of his house where he uncovers a decades-old murder. The more he learns about the murder, the more he recognizes the parallels between then and now. It's happening again. Except this time, all signs point to Blake being the next victim. His only hope for survival is to destroy the book.
But that won't be easy. A demon dwells within its pages. And the person who commands it is lurking in the attic, waiting for Blake.
Complete at 50,000 words.