Clarinet Reid is a pretty typical teenager. On the surface. She’s smart, but a bit of a slacker; outgoing, but just a little insecure; not exactly a mischief-maker … but trouble tends to find her wherever she goes. Also? She unwittingly carries a centuries-old Druid Blood Curse running through her veins.
Now, with a single thoughtless act, what started off as the Summer Vacation in Dullsville suddenly spirals into a deadly race to find a stolen artifact, avert an explosive catastrophe, save a Celtic warrior princess, right a dreadful wrong that happened centuries before Clare was even born, and if there’s still time— literally—maybe even get a date.
This is the kind of adventure that happens to a girl once every … never.
Lesley Livingston is a writer and actress living in Toronto. She has a master's degree of English from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Arthurian literature and Shakespeare. She is the author of several trilogies for teens, including the Wondrous Strange series (winner of the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award and Ontario Library Association White Pine Honour Book), the Never series (winner of the Cooper Cylinder Award, two years running), and the Starling series. She is also co-writer of the middle-grade series The Wiggins Weird with Jonathan Llyr. Visit Lesley online at www.lesleylivingston.com.
"Once Every Never is a refreshing, spirited read where humor abounds alongside unparalleled world-building and my favorite - hot guys. I laughed and bit my fingernails with Clarinet a.k.a. Clare as she navigated an unknown world of blood, mystery, and magic." - Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wings and Spells