Wakingby Alyxandra Harvey-Fitzhenry
During her waking hours, Beauty's life is safe, safer than she wants it to be. Since her mother's death, her father has become so over-protective that he has locked away all the knives in the house. Her mother's death, the accident, is never discussed. Beauty has
Beauty is afraid to sleep—her dreams are haunted by the Shadow Lady who stalks and threatens her.
During her waking hours, Beauty's life is safe, safer than she wants it to be. Since her mother's death, her father has become so over-protective that he has locked away all the knives in the house. Her mother's death, the accident, is never discussed. Beauty has lost her desire to be an artist.
At school Beauty tries to be invisible to avoid the questions and innuendo that have arisen since her mother's death. But when a new student arrives, things begin to change. Luna is a free spirit, confident and exciting. She encourages and challenges Beauty to come out of her shell. Beauty finally admits to her attraction to Poe, a boy who lives a few doors away. Her artistic drive returns.
But as Beauty gains self-confidence, her nightmares become ever more terrifying, filled with dark images of blood and death. Beauty must now struggle to solve the riddle posed by her dreams: who is the Shadow Lady and what is the nature of her curse?
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- Product dimensions:
- 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 12 - 18 Years
Read an Excerpt
The stars are far away and the moon is touching someone else tonight. The only sound is the wind and dry leaves crunching under my feet. I wish I was alone, but I'm not. She's here, in her black dress with its long beaded train, watching me, following me. The Shadow Lady. And I'm lost.
And I'm lost.
Meet the Author
Alyxandra studied Creative Writing and Literature at York University and has had her poetry published in such magazines as The Antigonish Review, Room of One's Own, OnSpec and CV2. When not writing, she is a belly dancer and
jewelry-maker. She likes lattes, chocolate and tattoos. She lives in an old farmhouse with her husband, hawk and 2 dogs.
Her website is www.waking.ca. School Presentations: Yes
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I couldnt read past the 1st few pages but once i did i couldnt put the book down.. "waking" is one of the BEST books ive ever read.. and tew know its not a vampire book tht really gets me... this book is amazing... i truly love it.. Alyxandra PLEASE write another book...