Reynolds is knocked unconscious & wakes up to find that he is now a member of a huge hidden magical society called Coveners. What the hell’s a Covener? A Covener is the term used by a society of magical people who use that word instead of 'witch' because they’re against the negative connotation of the term ‘witch’. Whot?
Not only is Reynolds yanked from the normal everyday world and dropped into this new world of Coveners (where the most important goal is to make sure that the magical world stays hidden from the non-magical, or ‘non-mag’ world, as Coveners call it) Reynolds falls for an irreverent, sarcastic, and not-at-all normal 17 year old Covener named Rachel, who is singularly the most interesting, complicated & fascinating person Reynolds has ever met. Lucky for Reynolds but unlucky for Rachel, it becomes Rachel's job to ease Reynolds “the glutz”, a geeky klutz, into the overwhelming Coveners’ world.
An excerpt of their meeting:
"I fell asleep! Holy crap!" Reynolds said as he looked at his watch, shaking away the cobwebs. "It’s six o’clock! I’m late for dinner! I'm supposed to meet Aunty Julia and Uncle Jonathan."
"Reynolds hurried for the door, and ducked his head to exit the doggie door, but misjudged the height. He bumped his head coming through the doorway. "Owww!" He staggered out into the living room on all fours, dazed and dizzy. Reynolds groaned as he bumped into the corner table and couch to get out.
Everyone looked in the direction of the commotion as the furniture moved on its own. As Reynolds was finally standing up, his dog Murray ran into Reynolds’s butt, pushing Reynolds forward, startling and causing him to jump up into the air. Everyone was shocked as they stared at Reynolds, who just seemed to pop up from behind the couch, like an out-of-control jack-in-the-box. Reynolds was rubbing the back of his head when he noticed that everyone was staring at him. Reynolds’ hair was fanned out around his right ear where he was sleeping against Murray. His head looked like a peacock fanning its tail.
Rachel’s father Jonathan leaned over to Reynolds’s dad, Eric, who was staring at his son, and whispered, “He makes quite an entrance, doesn’t he?”
Eric nodded his head, speechless.
Rachel couldn’t help but stare at Reynolds with her mouth open.
"Rey-nahlds, are you okay?" Reynolds’s mom Sylvia asked in her distinct Boston accent, taking a step in his direction, with a very horrified look on her face.
"I'm fine," Reynolds groaned.
"Oh my God!" Rachel said under her breath, looking at the big, very disheveled kid she figured had to be the kid she was going to have to show around school. Rachel couldn't help but just continue to stare at him as he drunkenly staggered clumsily around the furniture toward them. Rachel couldn’t help but think, Oh my God! Look at this kid’s hair! And there's dried drool on the side of his face!
After a few moments of staring at Reynolds, he finally gained enough composure to focus in on the new arrivals. After a moment, he realized that there was someone he didn't recognize. He focused in on Rachel. He thought, Whoa! Hi, cute girl!
Rachel immediately looked away from his gaze. Oh, freaking hell, No! No, no! No freakin’ way! Now’s your chance, Rae, Run!
Although Reynolds and Rachel’s relationship begins horribly, it changes. It gets worse, of course. Unfortunately for them (but fortunately for us), forces at work interfere with their lives and they must deal with it.