It’s past Alex’s bedtime, but she can’t sleep. She’s squirming under her covers, restless, more excited than she’s ever been.
Tomorrow is her birthday, and birthdays are always amazing. She always gets cake and a party, and tomorrow she gets to spend the whole afternoon at the zoo with her mom and her dad and her two very best friends.
But tomorrow isn’t just any birthday. Tomorrow is her fifth birthday.
And that means tomorrow is her first Revelation.
Tomorrow, when she wakes up, when she’s finally five years old, she’ll learn something about her soulmate for the very first time.
- Part 1 of Revelations
Maggie’s parents aren’t soulmates.
She doesn’t know that when she’s younger, but it explains everything when she learns it.
It explains why they never talk about Revelations in her house – not before she had her first, and not after. It explains why everything she knows about soulmates and what is going to happen on her fifth birthday comes from kindergarten playground gossip and from tv shows.
Two days before her fifth birthday – before her first Revelation – Maggie’s friend Cassie reminds her to take pictures of her arm and put them in her Revelations journal to keep them safe. Maggie tells her that she doesn’t have a Revelations journal.
The next day – the day before her birthday – Cassie’s mom gives her a Revelations journal at pickup.
Maggie realizes later that Cassie’s mom thought they just couldn’t afford a journal, not that her parents actively didn’t want her to have one.
- Part 2 of Revelations