A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry's boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. Now she restlessly wanders the town, haunting the cemetery and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere. When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, she's intrigued despite herself. He's an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely familiar, from the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel.
"Interesting but Not Perfect (Spoilers Ahead)"
With things still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend Shane, Claire has been granted the opportunity to move out of Morganville - and she's taking it. Escorted to the town borders by Myrnin, she is given her admission papers to MIT, along with enrollment in an advanced study course with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native. But it's hard to leave the town, the vamps and her friends behind, and Claire can't help but wonder whether leaving Morganville is actually a mistake.