Available: July 19 , 2016 | ISBN 9781631630828 | paperback | 284 pages | 5.5 in. x 8.25 in. | World (translation , media rights) | $16.99 US (trade paperback), $8.99 US (e-book)
Tokens and Omens
THE TOKENS AND OMENS SERIES, BOOK 1 OF 2
by Jeri Baird
In the world of sixteen-year-olds Zander and Alexa, Fate is a constant presence, handing out Tokens for good deeds and Omens for wrongdoings. Even with their unique magical gifts, Fate seems determined to stop them from completing their dangerous rite of passage—can they break the rules and cheat Fate?
In Puck's Gulch, sixteen-year-olds undergo a dangerous trial known as the Quest. During a time of magic, Fate hands out tokens and omens based on their behavior. The teens survive the quest only by earning the tokens that will counteract the potentially lethal omens.
Zander trusts Fate. Alexa only trusts herself. When Fate intervenes, they find they're both wrong. Now, Fate has given them each a special gift—Zander sees secrets he doesn’t want, and Alexa’s thrilled to find she can control events through her embroidery scenes.
After Zander and Alexa each earn a Black Panther omen that makes surviving the quest nearly impossible, they must break the rules and challenge Fate together. If they don't, one will die. And Fate has made it clear—she won't be cheated.
“There is mystery, duplicity, and triumph... Any parent can give this book to their middle-school child and feel good about it. And it’s a great story to boot.” —5-Star Review from Charlayne Elizabeth Denney of the Paranormal Romance Guild
“With well-developed characters, refreshing magic elements, and believable world-building features, this book can stand alone.” —Teacher Librarian Magazine
“. . . engaging and enjoyable . . ." —MK French, girl-who-reads.com