When friends stop trusting each other, Darkness is there to fan the flamesâ€¦.Â Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbirdâ€™s soul has shattered. With everything sheâ€™s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoeyâ€™s fading fast. Itâ€™s seeming more and more doubtful thatÂ she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her.Â But how?Â He will have to die to do so, the Vampyre High Council stipulates.Â And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only 7 days leftâ€¦ Â Enter Â BFF Stevie Rae.Â She wants to help Z but she has massive problems of her own.Â The rogue Red Fledglings are acting up, and this time not even Stevie Rae can protect them from the consequences.Â Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy for his own good.Â The truth is,Â Stevie Raeâ€™s hiding a secret thatÂ might be the key to getting Zoey homeÂ but also threatens to explode her whole world.Â In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite:Â ex-Fledgling, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it).Â Sheâ€™s always been blessed (if you could call it that) with visions that can reveal the future, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her with the goddessâ€™s own voice, whether she wants it or not.Â Aphroditeâ€™s loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoeyâ€™s fate hangs in the balance.Â Three girlsâ€¦ playing with fireâ€¦ if they donâ€™t watch out, everyone will get Burned.