Very strange things are afoot in 16-year-old Maya's tiny town on Vancouver Island. After her best friend, the swim team captain, drowned in a placid lake, Maya begins to notice things changing. She's always gotten along with animals, but wild cougars have begun to seek her out regularly. Her best friend, Daniel, seems to be able to see things others don't, and the new boy at school, Rafe, raises even more suspicions. Supernatural powers, secretive medical research, and hints of romance spin a compelling story. This is the first book in the Darkness Rising trilogy, which takes place in the same world as author Kelley Armstrong's bestselling Darkest Powers trilogy.
Strange things are happening in Maya's tiny Vancouver Island town. First, her friend Serena, the captain of the swim team, drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. Then, one year later, mountain lions are spotted rather frequently around Maya's home8212;and her reactions to them are somewhat . . . unexpected. Her best friend, Daniel, has also been experiencing unexplainable premonitions about certain people and situations.
It doesn't help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret, and he's interested in one special part of Maya's anatomy8212;her paw-print birthmark.
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Horror + Ghost Stories, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: ARMSTRONG, KELLEY
Street Date: April 12, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-0587