In this riveting fantasy adventure, thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret eighth day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend. Fans of Percy Jackson will devour this first book in a new series that combines exciting magic and pulse-pounding suspense.
When Jax wakes up to a world without any people in it, he assumes it’s the zombie apocalypse. But when he runs into his eighteen-year-old guardian, Riley Pendare, he learns that he’s really in the eighth day—an extra day sandwiched between Wednesday and Thursday. Some people—like Jax and Riley—are Transitioners, able to live in all eight days, while others, including Evangeline, the elusive teenage girl who’s been hiding in the house next door, exist only on this special day.
And there’s a reason Evangeline’s hiding. She is a descendant of the powerful wizard Merlin, and there is a group of people who wish to use her in order to destroy the normal seven-day world and all who live in it. Torn between protecting his new friend and saving the entire human race from complete destruction, Jax is faced with an impossible choice. Even with an eighth day, time is running out.
This amazingly awesome middle grade fantasy is the newest release from great friend and critique partner Dianne Salerni. Ever since she sent me a Tesla manuscript and said, “Hey, I hear you might like Tesla, would you be willing to crit this thing for me?” I’ve been in love: with her words, with her awesome writerly self, and with the great stories she weaves. When I critiqued that first version of 8th Day, I was pretty well beside myself at the awesomeness… and not at all surprised when she sold it to Harper Collins. I just finished critiquing the third book in the series, so I can assure you there is more awesome to come!
GO GRAB THIS BOOK! It’s middle grade, but adult readers will LOVE IT. I’m not even joking.
After you get it, stop back and check out Dianne’s mini-interview below and the awesome giveaway she’s doing at the end!