Grace Goulding has never seen the world beyond the woods outside her house in a state she cannot name. For 18 years, she's been trapped in a strict household with her five siblings, including her twin brother Gabriel. Before, Grace's family was inseparable. But now, something is different. Her parents' strange behavior surrounding their mysterious job raises suspicion among the siblings. When Grace discovers the truth behind her parents' job and unveils a long kept dark secret, everything she's ever known is suddenly crumbling and shattering around her. It's only a matter of time before her sanity does the same.
This book exists to tell you about the distressing times in my life. When I had to swallow darkness like a poison in order to survive. When I felt untouchable and powerful, the most fragile and the most human.
This book exists to remind you how strong you are. How beautiful the world is, and how wonderful it is to hurt sometimes. This book exists to be a safe space. For you to relate to one piece of my story and know you aren't alone.
This book exists to tell you that I understand. I see your pain, and I see you.
Kasen Gray has been followed for most of his life by a wolf that no one else can see. After realizing that no one believed him and being told it's all in his head, he found it was best to keep the secret to himself and call his strange behavior a mental illness instead.
Kasen is now seventeen, and the secret is becoming too dark and heavy to keep hidden, and his best friend Juniper has taken notice of his constant state of exhaustion and fear. He can't keep the wolf under control for much longer, and with Juniper getting closer, the wolf is becoming unexpectedly violent. The only thing worse than it lashing out at him is it lashing out at his best friend who he's falling in love with.
The wolf is changing. That much Kasen knows.
But at this point, he isn't sure if he can keep Juniper and himself alive.
One year ago, Kasen Gray killed the wolf and thought he was finally free. But since then, he hasn't felt truly alone.
The woods where it all took place have been calling out to him. Each night, he goes into the woods and he listens. He isn't sure what he's listening for. The wolf is dead. But when his search for the calling in the woods involves his girlfriend Juniper, they both discover that isn't the truth. The wolf never truly left, and now it's back.
Kasen needs answers. He'll always be afraid of the demon that has haunted him since he was a child, but his curiosity overpowers that fear as he gets closer and closer to the answers he's been searching for. Killing this thing didn't work the first time, and Kasen is more desperate than ever to protect the people he loves, especially when he discovers that he isn't the only one suffering from the trauma of last year's events.
Following the calling from the woods and doing his best to protect Juniper from the new horror that's awakening, Kasen won't stop until he finds the reason why the wolf showed itself to him in the first place and the reason it came back.
Something has changed with the wolf. Something is stirring in the woods. And this time, Kasen can't keep himself away from it.
COMING MAY 30TH!
For eighteen years, Katy Moors has been on her own.
With her parents, her love of ballet, and a purple butterfly that never seems to stray too far to keep her company, she hasn't felt the need to branch out and find new people to invite into her lonely world – until Grayson Drenner, a boy from her past that she cared for, reenters her life after having disappeared for several years.
Only something is different about Grayson this time. The bubbly, messy-haired chatterbox she once knew is now quiet, reserved, and jumpy. Katy doesn't understand this new Grayson, the secrets that he keeps, or the silence that comes with him. With his fearful behavior regarding his parents and the meticulous way that he speaks, Katy can't help but suspect that something more sinister is occurring and can't stop the urge to get involved. She's thrown into the chaos of his life, and when she uncovers the truth behind his new muted personality, she realizes that the world she lives in and the boy she's falling in love with are both much darker than she originally believed.
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