Winner of one of AudioFile magazine's 2011 Best Voice awards, narrator Emma Galvin's pellucid voice lingers in the mind as she performs the third installment of the In the Cards series. It's shy, quiet Syd's turn to ask the tarot cards for advice - her father's illness is getting worse and a distance is growing between her and her best friends. But the reading isn't what she was hoping for, and Galvin expresses Syd's growing fears and bittersweet insights with a vibrant openness. Listeners will find this audiobook a wonderful, beguiling end to this trilogy about middle school life.
Can you make something happen just by worrying about it? All Syd has ever wanted is to keep her family (human and animal) and friends safe and sound. Shy and quiet, Syd hides from the spotlight, despite her talent on the piano, and is happiest when she's with her best friends or her cat, Beesley. Syd's always been in the middle between Anna and Eve, and she's never had a problem with that until now. Because now Syd really needs someone to listen to her, but it doesn't feel like anyone's paying attention. Eve can't think about anything other than her upcoming TV audition, and Anna and Nelson's relationship seems to be imploding before it even starts. Frustrated by the fact that her two best friends are growing away from her and frightened by her dad's mounting illness, she decides to consult the tarot cards for a look into her future. But what Syd sees scares her more than any fight with Anna or Eve ever could, because as her final card, Syd draws Death. What do the cards have in store for her? Is it possible for Syd to change her destiny?