Emma Watson and Douglas Booth for Wonderland Magazine
Mason Patridge is a teen running out of time. His reckless lifestyle should have led him to the grave – instead, it leads him to the small town of Chillicothe, Ohio. There he discovers a reason to change in the spitfire personality of Olivia Reeser. However, their connection runs deeper than simple chemistry; it’s in their genes. Mason and Olivia share the genetic mutation that gives them the ability to control minds, a race called coercers. Together, they will uncover the truth about their dark pasts and a new understanding of their future.
“You want to stay with me.”
“Your mind-tricks don’t work on me, haven’t you figured that out yet?”
Mason chuckled, as if I’d just referred to an inside joke that we shared.
“Please, stay with me.”
He placed his hand on the side of my face, pushing some hair back and over my ear in the process.
“What are you doing?” I asked, my voice low and weak as his face inched closer.
“I’m going to need you to say yes when I ask if I can kiss you.”
I could feel his breath.
I could hear my heart.
“And if I don’t?” I whispered.
“I’m going to do it anyway.”
I couldn’t speak – couldn’t murmur a rebuttal or breathe consent. I just let him move closer, my mind enthralled by the promise of his kiss. There was a moment when he lingered, allowing that signature smile to appear. And then his lips met mine, softly coercing mine into a flawless, passionate kiss.
They say he can turn into a wolf himself when he wants. They say he can’t be killed…