by K.J. McPike



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628025019
Publisher: Fuzzy Hedgehog Press
Publication date: 09/02/2015
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Multi-award-winning author K.J. McPike grew up in rural Virginia, where she started writing stories as a way to escape small-town horrors like Drive Your Tractor To School Day. (Yes, that was an official part of her high school's spirit week.) Nowadays, she has embraced the nomad life and has lived in Spain and Thailand, as well as all over the United States. Her travels have also taken her to places like Argentina, Turkey, Portugal, England, Italy, Mexico, and Ireland, and she is actively adding more to the list. No matter where she is around the globe, she is likely consuming too much caffeine and spending more time in coffee shops than her own apartment.

Keep up with K.J.'s books and her nomadic ways online at kjmcpike.com or through Instagram and Twitter at @kj_mcpike.

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Xodus 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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TL369 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. First off, I am in love with the style in which K.J. McPike writes. The story and wording has a way off pulling you right in from the get go making it very hard to put down. So good in fact, I had it read in two days. Xodus revolves around Lali, a young girl just turning sixteen who’s dealing with taking care of her younger siblings after their mother had abandoned them, when all of a sudden she begins to astral project, an ability that at first is terrifying and has her convinced she’s losing her mind. Then Kai enters her life, a boy with similar abilities to her own, and motives she’s unsure of, making her question the real reason her mother left. Entering into an uneasy alliance with Kai—she helps him find his sister, he helps her find her mother—she’s thrust into a world full of dangers and lies where she discovers who she is, while struggling with whether or not she can truly trust Kai. This book had me on the edge of my seat with every twist and turn from the very beginning. The characters were believable and well written and the story was well thought out. I cannot wait for the next installment in The Astralis Series. Well done, K.J. McPike.
KellyStClare More than 1 year ago
How many books have you read on Astral projection? This is probably my first and the freshness of this story and setting held me riveting from the beginning to the end. P.S. Awesome cover!
ApexRev More than 1 year ago
It’s called astral projection: the ability to separate one’s spiritual essence from the physical body and travel throughout different dimensions of space and time. When it suddenly begins happening to young Lali Yavari, she realizes something big is happening to her – something she's sure is linked to her mother's disappearance. And when the mysterious Kai Awana shows up at her school, she seeks Lali’s help to get to a world she never knew existed, promising to help Lali find her mom in exchange. Unsure if she can trust Kai, Lali soon realizes she has no choice – especially not with her mother’s life hanging in the balance. Xodus is one of those rare literary treats that truly has something for everyone. Masterfully crafted by author K.J. McPike, this engrossing YA tale touches on everything from love to trust to sacrifice to forgiveness, all set against the backdrop of urban fantasy and adventure. Over the course of her own young life, McPike has become quite the world traveler, and her love for diverse, exotic locales shines through in the pages of her standout debut offering. Penned in a unique, highly original storytelling style, Xodus is a modern YA classic in the making, soon to be followed by what’s sure to be a spellbinding second installment. Kudos to McPike for making a fresh, unforgettable entry into the ever popular YA genre. Christine Foster Apex Reviews