Cover by Cary Smith Designs
Subterranean Series, Book 1
Death in daylight. Danger at dark.
A scalding twist on post-apoc.
Nori can’t remember a time she didn’t run from the sun, which was bad enough, but news of an impending sunscorch delivers her death sentence. She’s already damaged goods. Her siblings were caught in a scorch years ago, and she’s been living for all three of them ever since. The pressure she faces to be a normal, happy seventeen-year-old makes her want to claw out of her own skin most days.
She has physical challenges, too. She can’t bear the light of day-- the ultimate handicap in her sunscorched world. Darkness is Nori’s solace, and while out for a run one night she rescues a bruised and battered stranger. Though she looks, she never finds him again.
Under the threat of another sunscorch, Nori is forced to find safety underground, and when her mystery guy resurfaces, his knowledge of so many subterranean secrets makes her suspicious.
Somewhere beneath a Mexican mountain range, Nori stumbles upon another secret, one that shatters everything she thought she knew. Can she use that knowledge to save what’s left of the world?
Winner of the Rosemary Award for excellence in young adult fiction, Sunscorched is a tale of survival and self-discovery at breakneck speed. Dystopian fans and readers who crave strong female characters, dangerous heroes, and dark secrets, will love the Sunscorched world.
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