Lies I Live By
by Lauren Sabel
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These are the facts: My name is Callie Sinclair. I am seventeen years old. I live in San Francisco. I love my boyfriend, Charlie. I work for a secret governmental agency. I am a psychic spy. This romantic, action-packed twist on the classic spy novel is perfect for fans of Ally Carter’s Embassy Row series or for any reader who enjoys cinematic writing and stories of romance and intrigue.
At seventeen, Callie is the government’s youngest psychic spy, trained to track dangerous people and weapons in her visions. When another young—and handsome and witty—psychic joins the agency, Callie’s personal and professional lives get messy all at once. If she can’t find a way to change the events she’s seen in her visions, she could lose the people she loves most . . . and her mind. Literally.
Richly painted against the backdrop of San Francisco and Berkeley, Lauren Sabel’s enthralling novel captures the thrill of exploring a unique power in a dangerous world.
EXCERPTS (Exclusive Excerpt):
Right now, all over the world, there are psychics searching for dangerous weapons, biological hazards, serial killers. But you’ll never know about it. The government will deny it. “That is not reliable information,” they will say, not mentioning the hundreds of psychics behind closed doors, accurately finding kidnapped people and murder victims. They won’t tell you about how some minds can see below the ground, above the earth, backward and forward in time. And they won’t tell you that some of them are housed in mental institutions, or that one of them is your neighbor, or that one of them is below the legal voting age. Or that, for those people, life is a secret they can’t share, so they are always alone, except for one place: in their own minds.
Indigo and I may be done viewing for the day, but that doesn’t mean I can go home. Our monthly training, as short as it may be, comes way too often for my taste. I sigh and lean back against the couch cushions, my body stiff from hours of viewing.
While Indigo leaves the viewing room to drop the sealed manila envelope into the Completed Sessions file, I crumple up the paper with the word NORMAL on it. He’s always saying how lucky I am to have such a gift at my age, and I don’t want him to know the truth: that sometimes my ability feels less like a blessing, and more like a curse, pain reserved only for me. I mean, what if I don’t want to see the future? What if I just want a normal life? I toss the crumpled-up paper at the trash can, but it bounces off the edge and rolls across the floor. I pick it up, back up a few feet, and throw it again, but I’m an inch too far to the left.
“So much for practice making perfect,” I mutter under my breath.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Lauren Sabel lives in the quirky dark spaces of her mind, and she tries to shed light on these spaces in her books. After publishing VIVIAN DIVINE IS DEAD in Summer 2014 with Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins, she confronted her lifelong fear of being psychic by writing OUT OF MY MIND. Since in this YA thriller, teenage psychic spy Callie Sinclair works undercover for the government, forced to hide her real identity from everyone she loves, Lauren is now certain she’s on the CIA watch list.
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