Oaklyn West has tried to live out a normal high school existence, despite her haunting past and torturous future. She's always in the shadows, under a rock, or lurking in the corner of a room. All that changes, however, with the arrival of a mysterious transfer student whom she has decided to band together with to avenge her parent's murder. Cue Jack Travels; all tousled hair, minty breath, and melting smiles. ... "I look up and gasp, but a hand is pressed over my mouth. I smell mint and then suddenly relax. The fingers around my mouth uncurl one at a time, and then are replaced by a set of soft lips."