In this riveting fantasy adventure that VOYA called "absolutely necessary for middle grades," thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret Eighth Day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend. Fans of Percy Jackson will devour this first book in a new series that combines exciting magic and pulse-pounding suspense.
Jax Aubrey’s world has been turned upside down. Newly orphaned, he gets whisked away from his aunt by Riley Pendare, his flighty eighteen-year-old guardian designated in his father’s will. Things get even more confusing when he wakes up the day after his thirteenth birthday to a world deserted of people. He thinks he’s just experienced the apocalypse, but the next day everything is normal again. Riley fills him in: he has just experienced the eighth day, an extra day of the week between Wednesday and Thursday. Some people like Jax and Riley experience all eight days, Others, like the mysterious girl next door, Evangeline, only live on the eighth day. Jax is excited by the prospect of extra time at first, but he soon discovers that there are dark forces at work in the Eighth day dating back to Arthurian legends, and he may not be able to stop a real apocalypse without sacrificing his friends.