Rising Tide: Dark Innocence

Rising Tide: Dark Innocence

by Claudette Nicole Melanson
Rising Tide: Dark Innocence

Rising Tide: Dark Innocence

by Claudette Nicole Melanson


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2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner for YA Mystery

2015 RONE Award Finalist for YA Paranormal

2015 New Apple Top Medalist for Young Adult Ebook

Chosen as one of 400 for the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for 2014!!!

Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee hours of the night

Could Maura's life get any worse? ...turns out it most certainly can.

Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura's never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn’t understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.

Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is desperate for answers about her unknown parent, Caelyn remains heartbroken and her daughter can’t bring herself to reopen her mother’s wounds. Or is there a more sinister reason Caelyn refuses to utter a word about her long-lost love?

When a cruel prank nearly claims Maura’s life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue. Darkly handsome & mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn’t seem to want to stay away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced she’s moving the two of them to Vancouver…nearly 3,000 miles away from their hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

If life wasn’t already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre, physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to fear for her own life. Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of her own mother's lies—become obstacles in Maura's desperate quest for the unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994909008
Publisher: Claudette Melanson
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Series: Maura DeLuca Trilogy , #1
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

1. Mink

2. Friends?

3. Errands

4. Sink or Swim?

5. My Mother

6. Noncompliance

7. Roller Coasters and Haunted Mansions

8. Pizza and a Movie…And a Little Bit of Blood

9. Video Games, Guitars…and Denial

10. Gig Night

11. I Think My Mother Was Bodysnatched by Aliens

12. The Last Few Weeks

13. Vancouver! Well, New Westminster

14. School Daze

15. Darker Daze

16. Reconnaissance

17. All I Ever Wanted Was the Truth…Right?

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