UPCOMING RELEASE OF YA FANTASY NOVEL BY AUTHOR - ANN SNIZEK
To Eris - Human (Payton Chronicles Book 1) available March 15, 2013
Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Recommended Age Group
12 years and above
Eris Payton believes she's going insane when she meets Nelson -- a lucent -- a being that has always been invisible and silent to humans -- until Eris. Lucents have innate abilities to manipulate living energy. When his brother falls ill, Nelson brings Eris news of her estranged dad, the acclaimed geneticist Dr. Payton. What makes Eris so special? What will she find? Will she be able to cope with the largest upheaval her life has ever seen?
Eris has moved again, she and her mother move...a lot. Her memory of her dad is him moving away. As she seems to be making some new friends, she innocently asks about a boy she had seen in the store. Turns out he has been missing for a month and her new friends abandon her, as one of them was his sister.
Nelson, the boy she saw at the store turns out to be someone...a lucent...that only she can see. He has come to find her and bring her home so that she can help his kind from a deadly virus. Nelson says he knows her father and that he has told him she can help save them; it seems she has special DNA. Eris is torn, should she go? Should she stay with the only person she's really known growing up? An incident occurs as Eris is trying to decide, and off she goes with Nelson to find out more.
This is a well written story that I loved, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others. It had so much to it, but I think my overwhelming thought was this story makes me happy. Eris' journey of self-discovery in some ways echoes what so many kids go through these days. Maybe not the same circumstances, but definitely a road all teenager's face to some degree. I am interested to see where the next book will take me, this story is fascinating. I would like to thank Ms. Sniznek for giving me this book for an honest review.
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Ashley's eyes widened and her voice trembled. "There was no one around taller than Steve. You couldn't possibly know that shirt. He's been gone for… You only moved in two weeks ago. You couldn't have seen it." Her hands began to shake and she glanced around nervously.
"Sure I did," I said. "I've seen him several times before, and he walked right by you most of the way back here," I couldn't understand why Ashley had such a reaction to my question, or description.
She shook her head fiercely in refusal and backed away from me. I noticed the look of fear, pain, and guilt collect on her face before she turned and ran across the lot to her apartment.
"Good going Eris," the other girl said in a hushed, but obviously debasing voice. "Matt disappeared a month before you moved here. No one has seen him, or heard from him since,"
"Who's Matt?" I asked.
"Ashley's older brother," she said. "He got into a fight with their parents and took off one night. I don’t know how you found out about his shirt, but that was pretty cruel of you to do that to Ashley. Especially after all she's done for you. She's the one that wanted to include you in our group. I gotta go." She took off before I could say anything else. The sting in this girl's voice and the look on Ashley's face stunned me into silent immobility.
Meet the Author:
I grew up in Vermont mostly and now live in Virginia with my family (those still at home). My husband and I have a blended family of seven kids. My childhood was spent moving around a lot. (non-military) About five years ago, we started home-schooling our youngest children. Now there are only two remaining in home-school. I have tried to nurture the love of books in our children and now our grandchildren -- always nurturing their imaginations. Recently, I have become active in our community with literacy, starting a local (and online) creative writing club and volunteer tutoring at the Adult Learning Center.
I struggle with disabilities. So, have to be careful not to overdo things... I don't always listen to my own advice. I have a dry, sarcastic and corny sense of humor and always try to look at things optimistically. (again not always successful) However, I feel that if I don't give up -- for long -- then things will work out for the best eventually.