A 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.
When 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.
After 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.
A thrilling first novel, Awakening is a gripping contemporary fantasy, based in Celtic mythology that is rife with magic, romance, and mystery.
Amazon #1 Bestseller in Teen & Young Adult Mysteries & Thrillers
Targeted Age Group:: 10+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When I began taking Irish dance lessons I was fascinated with Irish culture and Celtic mythology. What could be more natural than writing a mythic fantasy about an Irish dancer?
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
A cute little girl in my Sunday school class was named Makayla McCleery. I asked her mom if I could borrow her name for the book.
About the Author:
Christy 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 Blogger’s Cookbooks. Christy is a World Champion Irish dancer and when she’s not reading or writing, she’s probably trying out a new recipe in the kitchen.
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