The Galaxy offers New YA for the New Year with our Lost Girls launch party, which will include a trio of authors, cupcakes, swag, and raffle prizes! Novelist and magazine editor Merrie Destefano is best known to readers as the author of urban fantasies with elements of romance, mystery, danger and the supernatural. Her first print young adult work, Lost Girls revisits her enthusiasm for strong female protagonists who can fight their own battles. Party author Rachel Marks, author of Darkness Savage, enthused, “Lost Girls is full of mystery, meltable romance, and gritty magnetism. I seriously couldn’t put it down.” And see Constance’s review of Sara Wolf’s Love Me Never by clicking here.
Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life.
She doesn t recognize the person she s become: She s popular. She wears nothing but black.
Black to cover the blood.
And she can fight.
Tell no one.
She s not the only girl to go missing within the last year but she s the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, to try and recover the rest of the Lost Girls.
But the more she discovers, the more her memories return. And as much as her new life scares her, it calls to her. Seductively. The good girl gone bad: sex, drugs, and raves, and something darker something she still craves. The rush of the fight, the thrill of the win something she can t resist, that might still get her killed.
It s been three years, twenty-five weeks, and five days since Isis Blake fell in love, and if she has it her way, it ll stretch into infinity. Since then, she s punched Jack Hunter her nemesis-turned-maybe-something-more in the face, survived a brutal attack by her mom s abusive ex thanks to Jack s heroics, and then promptly forgotten all about him.
The one bright spot for Isis is Sophia, the ephemeral girl who shares Isis s hospital stay as well as a murky past with Jack. But as Isis s memories return, she finds it harder and harder to resist what she felt for Jack, and Jack finds it impossible to stay away from the only girl who s ever melted the ice around his heart.
As the dark secrets surrounding Sophia emerge, Isis realizes Jack isn t who she thought he was. He s dangerous. But when Isis starts receiving terrifying emails from an anonymous source, that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening.
The fate of humanity hangs in the balance as Aidan faces a crushing choice: give in to the demands of the forces of Darkness in order to save his sister, Ava, or fight on the side of good and risk losing her forever. With so much at stake and so little time, Aidan rushes to finish assembling a team of Lights, other teens whose special abilities are linked to his own.
Meanwhile, Rebecca discovers that she s more than just a normal teen and that the power awakening inside her may be stronger than she ever could have imagined. As the city plunges into chaos and Aidan doubts his plan of attack, Rebecca s newfound gift may tip the scale in the wrong direction.
In this thrilling final installment of the Dark Cycle series, will Aidan find the help he needs to release the world from Darkness s grip? Or will he lose everything he s been desperately trying to save, including his soul?