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Thirst No. 5

Thirst No. 5

The Sacred Veil

(Book #5 of Thirst)
For Ages: 12 and up
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Quench your Thirst with the finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Christopher Pike.

Sita has lived for centuries. She has seen more than most people could ever imagine.

She has loved and she has lost; she has killed many, and she has given life.

Now, at last, Sita’s story culminates in an epic—and satisfying—conclusion to the enormously popular Thirst series.
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  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 512 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442467323 | 
  • March 2013 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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I’m back in the motel room, staring down at Shanti’s headless body and a mound of shattered glass. The glass is from the window that broke when I threw her head into the parking lot in a fit of rage.

Rage that was very close to pleasure.

“Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti,” I say to myself. The repetitive sounds constitute a famous mantra in India. It means “Peace, peace, peace.” It is similar to the Christian prayer “Peace be with you.” How ironic, I think, that the demon I have fought since I first became aware of the Telar and the IIC should have chosen to possess the body of... see more

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