Publication date: December 15th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Most teenage girls know their name, where they came from, who they are. Not G, a beautiful redhead with unusual markings on her wrist. She gets her name from a silver locket she keeps around her neck, unaware the engraved letter “G” on its front holds the secret to her past.
G’s life before the age of six has been a mystery to her. Each night for the last twelve years she’s been haunted by the same nightmare—a war. Horrendous beasts, warriors able to wield the four elements, and a boy who saves her by means of blue fire taunt her memory. But on her eighteenth birthday, G’s life begins to unravel. When she meets her new Chemistry professor, a man with an uncanny resemblance to the boy who saves her, she knows there must be more to her dreams.
It’s dangerous not knowing who you are, what you’re capable of, and what future awaits you. Especially when the darkness that slaughtered your entire world, just found you.
PRIYAM SLAMMED HER BOOK against the classroom’s table, “That’s it. I freaking hate math.”
G highlighted some of the information from her notes. “You love math,” she said while continuing with the mundane task.
“Yeah, that was before I had to quit my life and study half a book for next week’s midterms.”
“You already know the book,” said G without looking away from her notes.
“Would you let me complain?!” Priyam moaned and stretched out. “It is Friday and we are stuck here in the library without food or water or love.”
G faced her antsy friend. “Would you rather study at the orphanage?”
Priyam snorted and placed her legs on top of the chair next to her. “There’s no such thing as study, or anything that requires concentration or quiet time, at the orphanage.”
“Then stop complaining and read.”
“You are no fun,” she said peeking at G’s notes. “Why… What are you doing? Mr. Blau explained this today.”
“I had problems understanding it the first time,” G lied since she had avoided the class completely. It’d been a week since her talk with Mr. Blau and it ended so awkward, she still had no idea how to face him. Unluckily for her, the school’s principal already talked to Miss Brown concerned over her attendance so there was no way she could afford to skip more.
“Now that I think about it… you haven’t even been on his class lately. First it was a stomach ache, then a headache, then… wait…are you avoiding Mr-”
“Do you want food?!” G opted to distract Priyam before she could realize there was something odd about her behavior. “The cafeteria is still open. You can go there, get the food, and I’ll go to the machine downstairs to get some chips, since the cafeteria always runs out by this time.”
“Best decision ever!” Priyam took her purse, and they both left to their missions.
G went downstairs and bought half of the machine’s chips plus some candies. Her mind was clouded by Mr. Blau and many other questions she had. Why is he so damn difficult!
G had trouble speaking to any guy. They found her strange and didn’t know what to say to her. The first boy she liked refused to talk to her, he said no girl of twelve years old should have a tattoo. Try explaining to him that I don’t even know how I got it she thought as she caressed the circles on her wrist. When she was fourteen, her first date broke it off after seeing her helping a mistreated school plant to calm down. And at fifteen, her first kiss was interrupted when a dog attacked the principal’s son after he groped her more than she wanted.
Since then, G made an effort to avoid contact with guys. But this time was different. She wasn’t looking at Mr. Blau for romantic purposes, she just needed information. Is shouldn’t be this hard.
SNAP! A light bulb above her exploded. G gasped and dropped the snacks on the floor. Damn it… She bent down to pick them up but the place was too dark to find them. She took her phone out of her back pocket and turned its light on. Leaning closer to a package of cookies, her hand slipped on something warm and sticky. What the… G looked at her hand and found it was smudged with blood.
Major geek by day, hermit writer by night! Love books, sugar gliders and everything that comes in a delicious taco.
I’m the author of the YA fantasy series, Seasons Within
I spend my time writing, planning on writing, reading, drinking coffee like there was no tomorrow, MMA and chilling with my friends and loved ones.
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