Author: S.G. Daniels
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Jake Reese thinks he’s just a screwed-up high school kid living in a small town isolated in the Arizona desert. Traumatized at an early age by his mother’s sudden death—and believing he might have had something to do with it—he’s allowed his guilt and lack of self-confidence to rule his life.
Hailey is the fiery little redhead that sees Jake as more than a just a good friend. When she invites him as her date to a school function, it brings down the walls he’s built to protect his heart, and sets off a series of events that threaten not only Jake’s life, but that of everyone around him.
The discovery of a portal on the outskirts of town brings Jake face-to-face with death and reveals a closely guarded secret about his mother. No longer is his memory of her the only thing that haunts him. Something evil from her past has escaped through the portal, and nothing will prevent it from trying to steal Jake’s future.
Can Jake overcome his fears to keep Hailey safe? Will the decisions he’s forced to make destroy everyone he knows and loves? And ultimately…is he strong enough to live with those choices?
A portal on the outskirts of a small town. Something evl from Jake’s mother’s past that has escaped through the portal. A new, blossoming relationship with his best friend, Hailey, who brings down all the walls he’s built so carefully around his heart.
With a mix of original elements and relatable, likeable characters, S.G. Daniels lets some magic come to life in this coming-of-age novel about Jake, our struggling protagonist who goes through all the teenage angst and drama you can imagine.
An interesting read with original elements, like the portal/doorway, and a couple I could definitely root for.
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