Things cannot get much worse for Abby Daniels. After the death of her mother, her life has been thrown into turmoil. She is bullied at school, forced to live in a run-down building, and placed in the care of a complete stranger: the father she has never known. But when Abby finds an envelope containing a mysterious note and a temporary tattoo, she sets in motion a series of events that will change her life forever. Family secrets, a dangerous magic, and the fate of an entire world hang in the balance. And what does the Queen's Scarab have to do with it all? Abby must find out before it is too late.