There may be something worse than death.
The ones left behind to live.
Sunburned and desperately dehydrated, sixteen-year-old Layla Knight wakes up alone on the black sands of an unknown island. Cruel memories of the sailing accident consume her—her father and sister drowned, and she couldn’t save them. Even as she discovers a village that nurses her back to health, the only thing she wants is to get home, where her mother is waiting.
But when Layla contracts a strange infection that kills men and steadily turns women into sea sirens, she is adamant to find the mythical cure—a dagger made of unicorn pearl, which can only be pierced into one heart. If she doesn’t succeed before the full moon rises, she’ll be bound to the depths of the ocean, never able to touch or speak to a human again.