For the last five years, Alex has been locked up at Compton Academy, a "school" for the emotionally challenged. She calls it the politically correct way of saying they’re all nuts and Alex has no doubts she’s insane. She comes home to Jacob's Fork to face the demons she left behind her after deceiving the doctors into believing she’s well. Soon after her arrival home though, news of her estranged mother's death brings her uncle back into her life and she and her brother, Jason, learn a terrifying secret about their family.
After questioning her sanity for the last ten years, she discovers the night terrors she's suffered for so long has become a reality. She and her brother are now being hunted because of the secret her family has killed to protect. Her world has been turned upside down, every belief she held true destroyed. Aided by her new friends, who have some dark secrets themselves, can she and Jason survive long enough to figure out the secret behind the secret?
Awakening is the first book in the series Bloodlines. I wrote it out by hand over several months while listening to Fall Out Boy and Lady Antebellum. Alex went through many changes and her story was something I just couldn't get out of my head. It had to be written. I sincerely hope you give it a chance. I classify the work as dark, paranormal YA and is marketable to both teens and an older audience. Readers of Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and The Secret Circle by L. J. Smith will flock to Awakening.
This is a tentative cover for the first book, Awakening. Shout out to Tirz for her awesome work.
The book is complete and now being shopped around.