Mortal Tether

Mortal Tether

by Candice Jarrett
Mortal Tether

Mortal Tether

by Candice Jarrett

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An airborne virus twisted all adults on the planet into immortal monsters that hunt children each nightfall. These creatures can never die. But they can kill. And the infection is spreading.

Days shy of fourteen, Amaia knows she can't save the world. She's got snark and attitude for days, but the upper body strength of a hamster. When Amaia teams up with the cute boy from across the street to rescue an orphaned infant from a gruesome fate, the pair of teens must dig deep for their courage and level up their survival skills STAT. The baby's cries are a screeching dinner bell for hordes of hungry geists, and if Amaia can't keep this baby quiet, she'll be next on the menu.

As Amaia fights both for her new family's survival and to uncover the truth of her older brother Carlos' disappearance, a civilization poisoned by fear threatens to destroy anyone she dares to love.

Amaia will find the people she runs to for help... are the deadliest monsters of all.

MORTAL TETHER is YA post-apocalyptic dystopian science fiction with an all-teen cast appropriate for ages 13 and up. Its core themes include how fear-driven tribalization disintegrates society, the fight to preserve innocence in the brutal world our parents built, as well as explorations of faith and family from a coming-of-age perspective. An expertly crafted combination of heart-pounding thrills intertwined with tender moments that stay with you long after you turn the last page.

Excerpt from Mortal Tether:

The urge to dance became a primal, tangible thing. My body floated above the masses, every nerve ending whirring with electricity as music reverberated through my bones. The terrors outside melted into nothing. When had I ever been this happy? Maybe the world hadn't ended at all. Maybe it was just beginning.
It was the most perfect moment of my life.
But buried under the roaring cheers and pulsing beat, I could swear I heard the faint sound of Sara screaming.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798369281093
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 10/04/2023
Edition description: Barnes and Noble ed.
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 865,385
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Candice Jarrett is an award-winning songwriter who performed on stages and television shows around the world for millions of people. As the depth of her experiences grew, Candice’s writing expanded to not only include songs but books as well. Mortal Tether, a YA dystopian sci-fi, is Candice's debut novel.
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