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“On her 13th birthday, Jalen Jones discovers a locked book called The Keypers of the Zodiack. Desperately seeking to find a connection to her own zodiac sign, she unlocks the book and unwittingly unleashes the 13th sign, Ophiuchus, the snake. Jalen's world is suddenly turned upside down as the shift in the zodiac creates chaos across the globe. Readers will find themselves propelled into a whirlwind adventure that will leave them guessing till the very end.”
— Gretchen Shuler, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC
What if there was a 13th zodiac sign?
You're no longer Sagittarius, but Ophiuchus, the healer, the 13th sign.
Your personality has changed. So has your mom's and your best friend's.
What about the rest of the world?
What if you were the one who accidentally unlocked the 13th sign, causing this world-altering change, and infuriating the other 12 signs?
In this book by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, Jalen did it, and now she must use every ounce of her strength and cunning to send the signs back where they belong. Lives, including her own, depend upon it.
"An original, action-packed plot, a resilient heroine, a twist ending and 12 sly, angry Keepers will hold readers on edge. The ultimate astrological fantasy." —Kirkus Reviews"The swiftly paced plot will please readers used to Hunger Games–style action." —Booklist "An engaging, fast-paced adventure through both the streets of New Orleans and the astrological map of the sky." —BCCB Praise for Selling Hope:* "The well-synthesized period flavor extends right down to the one-liners that punctuate Hope’s earnest, easygoing, and perfectly pitched narration (‘This morning’s gravy was so thick, when I stirred it, the room spun around!’). In the end, though, it’s Hope’s relationship with her father—a sort of proto hippy-dippy naturalist who often seems more of a child than Hope—that steals the spotlight with a gentle and well-earned tug of the heartstrings." —Booklist, starred review"It’s a good show with heroes, villains, and heart." —School Library Journal"Readers find themselves drawn in by the countdown to possible doom and intrigued by Tubb’s subtle examination of the fine line between offering hope and dealing deceit. Kids bemused by the notion of mass panic might want to ask their parents what they did to prepare for the turn of the millennium." —BCCB