Author: Andrew Harwell
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Over her head, the spiders kept spinning, adding rows and layers to their web, unnoticed. The whispers in her head finally woke Maria up, rising and rattling over one another like distant rain. She'd gone to sleep wearing the ring again ...
A powerful ring. A dangerous web. When Maria inherits a strange, spider-shaped ring from her grandmother, she doesn't realize she's also inheriting a strange power -- the power to control spiders and have them do whatever she wants. This is a pretty cool thing when it comes to fetching objects from another room . . . or if Maria wants to use the spiders to get back at some mean kids in her class. But the power comes with a price. Maria has attracted the attention of the Black Widow -- who is trying to collect all the spider magic for herself. The Black Widow is not going to let anything stand in her way -- especially not Maria. The story of the ring is being woven like a web -- and Maria is going to have to do everything she can to not get trapped within it.