by Crystal Marcos


by Crystal Marcos


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Recipient of 13 HONORS!

A survival story ideal for Hunger Games, Divergent, and Cinder fans. Crystal Marcos delivers Novus, a riveting novel set in a dystopian future of action-adventure, suspense, and romance. Intriguing characters and a gripping storyline keep the reader turning page after page.

Seventeen-year-old Cayden expected to live out his days with the dysfunctional Human family he was assigned to serve. One fateful night, however, landed him in Gavaron, the home of maimed, elderly, or defiant.

Beyond its borders is the Den, an area much more dangerous than Cayden ever imagined. He unwittingly becomes involved in a conspiracy and is one of a handful of survivors fleeing a deadly attack. They set off on a perilous journey in search of refuge and the truth. Along the way, Cayden begins to comprehend the difference between fully living and merely surviving, while trying to balance his emotions and a forbidden love.

  • 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist in the Action/Adventure category
  • 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards, Bronze Medal Winner in the Young Adult - General category
  • 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, Winner Best Books in the Young Adult category
  • 2016 Book Excellence Awards, Finalist in the Young Adult category
  • 2016 indieBRAG, B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree
  • 2016 New York Book Festival, "Honorable Mention" Winner in the Sci-Fi category
  • 2015 New Apple Book Awards, "Official Selection" Winner in the E-Book Young Adult category
"Honorable Mention" Winner in the Young Adult category:
  • 2017 Florida Book Festival
  • 2017 Great Northwest Book Festival
  • 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival
  • 2016 Hollywood Book Festival
  • 2016 Northern California Book Festival
  • 2016 Southern California Book Festival

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984389988
Publisher: Cat Marcs Publishing
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Series: The Cresecren Chronicles , #1
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author Crystal Marcos has been a storyteller her entire life. As the oldest of five children, she had to do a lot of entertaining. She lives on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with her husband, daughter Kaylee, and son Jaxon. Crystal is the author of BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale, HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE, and Bartholomew Buggins: A Zombie with Different Cravings. Novus, her first Young Adult novel, is Book One of The Cresecren Chronicles.
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