THE LUCKY FEW
Sixteen-year-old Blakely Sullivan has big plans for her life. Boy, does she ever.
It helps that she's pretty darn Cute, and minus the solid six inches she lacks in height, she well more than makes up for in personality alone. She also happens to be the sole Heir to billions, thanks to her father who single-handedly created Sullivan Enterprises – the largest private aeronautics defense company in the world. And following in the footsteps of her recently murdered mom, she's destined to become One of the most brilliant bio-chemical engineers to ever grace the planet.
Only that last part, she doesn't know yet.
For over six hundred years, 99.9% of the world’s most powerful and influential leaders, Scientists, CEOs - and yes, even most of Hollywood’s Elite – successfully achieved greatness because of one thing…they were chosen. When a mysterious invitation shows up at Blakely’s door, she can’t help but wonder what she’s gotten herself into now.
Little does she know, she’s the Next in line.
A GAMBLE IN-BETWEEN
High school sophomore, Kat Gamble is exceptional at everything she does. Gymnastics. Cheerleading. School. Everything. Until the day she totally screws up the one thing everyone else seems to get right – death.
When a fatal car crash hurtles Kat all too soon into the afterlife, she expects to see the pearly gates of heaven. Instead, she finds herself in the hospital being jolted awake by a handsome stranger named Jack. Forced to choose between him and a doctor – who comes complete with his own Children of the Corn hospital staff that makes her hair unattractively stand on end - Kat opts to take her chances with Jack.
After all, he’s so much cuter.
In a whirlwind escape, Kat is whisked away to Wagner Academy, an elite finishing school for those that haven't exactly gone towards the light. There, she learns about the strange new abilities they all possess, along with the history behind the Romulaires - the beings who want to feed on the souls of the newly undead, in order to become more human. But she won’t be expected to do this alone. No, she’ll trudge through the next three years Linked to the next unlucky dead kid to arrive at Wagner…who just so happens to be Kessler Gray: only the biggest news to light up the silver screen since RPat came to town.
Oh, and her creepy doctor? Yeah, he's not done with her yet.
Gaining a second shot at life, all Kat really wants is to make it through high school, preferably in one piece. But being hunted by the legion of Romulaires for the tattered remnants of her soul – not to mention surviving her bond to one of the hottest, most arrogant teen celebs to ever grace the tabloids - well, that just might be what kills her. Again.