Luminis Spring Young Adult Fiction ~ Lost in Thought


Finalist for the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest!

Lainey Young has a secret: she’s going crazy.  She has visions of how people died—or are going to die. Not that she tells anyone that. At age 16, she prefers keeping her crazy to herself. Almost everyone at Northbrook Academy, her new school, has a secret too. Half the students and nearly all the staff are members of the Sententia, a hidden society of the psychically gifted. She’d like to return the crappy gift of divining deaths with only a touch, but enjoys spending time with Carter Penrose—recent Academy graduate and resident school crush—while learning to control it. Lainey’s finally getting comfortable with her ability, and with Carter, when they uncover her true Sententia heritage. Now she has a real secret. Once it’s spilled, she’ll be forced to forget protecting secrets and start protecting herself.

“Compelling and solid, this paranormal thriller has it all: love, murder, intrigue, mind games, and a bit of mystery.” ~ as reviewed by Publishers Weekly for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest

“…my pick for the winner [of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest], a fantastic novel trying to break free…The boarding school setting is a lot of fun, and the chemistry with Carter snaps…Lainey and Carter begin exploring the provenance of Lainey’s Legacy, the true extent of her powers, and just how those powers might be manipulated, the book starts to pick up momentum, leading to an action-packed ending with a twist that will leave readers clamoring for the next installment.” _ Gayle Foreman, New York Times Best Selling Author of IF I STAY, WHERE SHE WENT, JUST ONE DAY, and JUST ONE YEAR

Cara Bertrand  is a former middle school literacy teacher who now lives in the woods outside Boston with: one awesome husband, two large dogs, one small daughter, and lots of words. LOST IN THOUGHT is her first novel and was one of three finalists for the 2011 Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award in the Young Adult category

Learn more at the Luminis Books website.

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