Because some Celtic stories won’t be contained in myth . . .
little magic has always run in sixteen-year-old McKayla McCleery's
family—at least that’s what she’s been told. McKayla’s eccentric Aunt
Avril travels the world as a clairvoyant for the FBI, and her mother can
make amazing delicacies out of the most basic of ingredients. But
McKayla doesn't think for a second that the magic is real—it’s just good
storytelling. Besides, McKayla doesn’t need magic. She recently moved
to beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming, and already she has an amazing best
friend, a solo in her upcoming ballet recital, and the gorgeous guy in
her physics class keeps looking her way.
an unexpected fascination with Irish dance leads McKayla to seek
instruction from the mute, crippled, janitor at her high school, she
learns that her family is not the only one with unexplained abilities.
Aunt Avril comes to Star Valley in pursuit of a supernatural killer,
people begin disappearing, and the lives of those McKayla holds most
dear are threatened. When the janitor reveals that an ancient curse,
known as a geis, has awakened powers that defy explanation, McKayla is
forced to come to terms with what is real and what is fantasy.
thrilling first novel, Awakening is a gripping contemporary fantasy,
based in Celtic mythology, that is rife with magic, romance, and
Dorrity lives in the mountains with her husband, five children, and a
cocker spaniel. She grew up on a trout ranch in Star Valley, Wyoming and
is the author of The Geis series for young adults and The Book
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