New Release — YA Sci-Fi / Contemporary Fantasy
A great YA book for a diverse audience with relatable characters from all backgrounds and walks of life. The plot is intricate and exciting, and the themes are universal.
After her mother’s mysterious disappearance when she was six, Paxton Graves spent her life just wishing she could escape it . . . until the day she finally did.
She always knew she was a freak; abandoned by her mother, raised by her alcoholic father, and then there were the “episodes”—her vivid, almost too real dreams that would come anytime of the day or night, without warning, followed by her waking to the sound of her own gut-wrenching wails.
Then one night at a party, she finds herself immersed into the world from her dreams and face-to-face with a strange boy called Ari who introduces her to the world she thought only existed in her mind. But as it turns out, her dream world, Terra, is not only very real, but in grave danger, living under the constant threat of a group that calls themselves “The Fellowship.” When she encounters a resistance group called “The Watch” that tells her that her mother might be alive within Terra. Pax has so many questions, but now she must decide: will she go back to her friends and the only life she’s ever know, or will she stay and join the resistance so she can find the mother she’d though she lost?
ISBN 978-1-952782-89-3 (Paperback)
ISBN 978-1-952782-90-9 (eBook)
YA Sci-Fi / Contemporary Fantasy
9 x 6, 380 pages
Publication date: March 7, 2023
This book is available in paperback and eBook format:
Melissa E. Day is a debut novelist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She grew up an avid reader of young adult fiction and dreamt of, one day, writing her own YA series. Now, as a middle school English teacher, she is passionate about creating stories that help young readers, like her students, feel empowered and form their own opinions about the world.
She is married to her best friend and a mom to two little mischief makers. Melissa is pursuing her graduate degree from Louisiana State University – Shreveport, but in her precious free time, she can be found hunting for great food and new experiences around Baton Rouge and New Orleans.