Title: IN THE AUTUMN
Genre: YA Dystopian
IN THE AUTUMN is a 71,000 word dystopian YA.
Seventeen-year-old Althea is an oddball. If melting objects in her hands and living her entire life without seeing summer didn't prove it, well, she could list plenty more quirks that made her a freak. In a world where there is only human and Other, Althea has always known she's something else - and now she's being hunted.
The truth begins to unfurl when a mysterious cousin reveals Althea is both Other and human. The Others are cruel, superior beings and have ruled Earth since war evicted them from a ravaged home. They conquered and control the planet by erecting an ironclad veil between humans and their most powerful emotions.
The Others recently learned of the existence of children like Althea and, considering them both an abomination and a potential threat, will stop at nothing to exterminate them. Desperate and scared, Althea stumbles on latent powers she never guessed existed. Among them lies the ability to save not only her life, but to ensure a future for the human race.
IN THE AUTUMN is complete and the first of an outlined four book series. I appreciate your time and consideration.