Having just solved a murder and finding out that she's not exactly, totally, entirely human, Cassie doesn't really have time for a boyfriend.
Simon doesn't count. He comes under the category of "friend who happens to be a boy", which isn't the same.
Besides, Cassie thinks Jinny might like Simon more than a little bit.
So when Conrad, the new boy at school, starts paying close attention to Cassie, she tries to ignore him.
Not so easy.
With his shaggy blond hair, smarts and awesome sporting ability, Conrad seems like the full package. The teachers love him. So does the in-crowd, but he largely ignores them and comes on to Cassie whenever he can.
Everyone loves him.
Everyone except Simon and Jinny and they are, after all, Cassie's best friends.
But Conrad's hiding a secret.
A big one.