Last week I received a Keen ARC and devoured this page turner story. Although targeted to the Young Adult audience, I believe this work will appeal to other age groups. Anyone who deals with change will appreciate the way change is handled in this story-line.
Without being didactic or tied to any particular religious belief structure, the story also highlights the struggle between right and wrong, Yin and Yang. The press release describes the book premise that is brilliantly summed up in a one sentence tag line.
You must walk the darkness to find the light.
As an author who tackles issues of change, loves a blend of science and historical fiction, I was not sure what to expect and was intrigued by the plot.
“Half-faerie Caoine has no control over the banshee lament she sings each night, predicting the death of others. A senior in a brand-new high school, she expects the same response she’s received at every other school: judgment from fellow students over her unusual eyes and unnaturally white skin and hair. However, when Caoine arrives at West Lincoln High, for the first time in her life she finds friends. Real friends.
But being a teenager is never easy, especially when the star soccer player, Oliver, sets his sights on her. Allowing him to get close means revealing her curse to the human world. She can’t let that happen. Life spins further out of control when her lament comes out during the day, those whose death she predicts die right in front of her, and a dark faerie known only as the Unseelie prince blames Caoine by leaving her the creepiest notes ever. Her curse is not supposed to work like that.
In a race against time, Caoine must uncover the Unseelie prince’s identity and stop a spell before it unleashes hell on earth, all while trying to control her banshee song and finding a place among her peers. Senior year just got real.”
There is so much more to this book than plot. Laura reveals the insecurities, conflict and conflict resolution that visit everyone born to flesh. Only the never born escape those challenges. I reveal some of them in my writing.
I plan to attend the book launch this evening at the French Express Café in Kannapolis. If you aren’t able to be there, consider joining Laura on Thursday evening, tomorrow July 11 on Facebook for a virtual party! There are going to be 22 prizes given away. Twenty. Two. *jaw drops* The party starts at 8pm, so grab a snack & settle in for an evening of fun and convo. Oh, and prizes! Sign up for the party here.
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Laura L. Zimmerman lives in a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, three daughters, and three furbaby felines. Besides writing, she’s passionate about loving Jesus, anything Star Wars, and singing loudly. She takes her coffee black and spends her days pretending to do yoga.
Find out more about her at www.lauralzimmerman.wordpress.com.
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