celeste

Juvenile Fiction

Paranormal/ Fantasy

Available: July 14, 2015 | ISBN 9781631630224 | paperback | 376 pages | 5.5 in. x 8.25 in. | World (translation, audiobook, media rights) | $14.99 US (trade paperback), $8.99 US (e-book)
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Celeste

The Unseen, Book 2 of 3

by Johnny Worthen

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Sixteen-year-old Eleanor, a shapeshifter dealing with her new body, finds herself targeted by rumors, superstition, and religion. As a dangerous predator stalks her hometown, she is forced to decide if she should cling to hope, or follow her instincts and run.

The sleepy little town of Jamesford has become a national battleground of faith and science, hatred, and hope; and Eleanor, the girl whose life depends on not being noticed, is at the center of it all.

Trusting David with the secret of her true identity, Eleanor tries to keep the promise she made her mother to rejoin humanity, even if Eleanor might not be human. She dreams of a future beyond mere survival, beyond fear and loneliness. A future where she matters. But Jamesford is plagued with strangers—a predator is on the loose—and the rumors surrounding the girl from Cedar Street are never quite forgotten.

Reviews

Winner of the League of Utah Writers Recommended Read Award in the Young Adult published book category.

“This YA paranormal thriller will stretch your mind, your imagination and your soul. ...You will not be the same after reading a Johnny Worthen book. You'll be better. Simply put, this is great YA entertainment.” —Dan Allen, author of Fall of the Dragon Prince

“This should be the next young adult series you read. I gave Celeste, The Unseen 5 stars. Eleanor’s story continues to thrill in this second installment to the series.” —ScifiAndFantasyReaders.com

“The story is very good and draws readers into it. Worthen does an excellent job describing her feelings of loneliness. The Navajo mythology and language make it a richer story." —Deseret News

“. . . this increasingly frenzied story is told with clarity and rhythm, never slowing down, but the imagery is so strong that you don’t get muddled." —The Book Bird

“Worthen stimulates readers’ interest, starting with a crisis in Eleanor’s life; moving from that crisis and its resolution to its shattering consequences; placing Eleanor in progressively more dangerous situations that cogently lead from one to the other; and noting always that her increasing power and awareness are themselves among her greatest enemies. At the end, he provides a satisfying conclusion to that which has gone before and an intriguing introduction to the next segment in the story: David.”Hellnotes.com

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