The SixK.B. Hoyle
Darcy Pennington hates her life. She is an insufferably average teenager with no real friends, crushing social anxiety, and an indescribable sense of not fitting in anywhere. A change in her dad’s job forces her to attend Cedar Cove Family Camp the summer before her eighth-grade year, and Darcy once again finds herself on the outside of a social circle of teenagers, with her only advocate being an awkward girl named Samantha Palm. The only problem is, Darcy has no desire to be friends with her, but as the hostility from the other teenagers increases, she decides to return the friendship.
When Darcy begins to experience strange magical occurrences, she comes to believe she’s either losing her mind or on the brink of a discovery that could give her purpose in life. After unwittingly stumbling through a magical gateway to a new world called Alitheia, she convinces Sam and the other four teenagers to travel there with her, and despite their earlier hostilities toward her, they eventually concede leadership of their small group to Darcy. Once there, they learn the “arrival of the Six” was prophesied hundreds of years before, and that they must expel an ancient evil from the land. In the end their lives, and the fate of Alitheia, will hinge upon Darcy. Will she have what it takes to fulfill her mysterious purpose? Or will she fall prey to a deadly foe?
Praise for The Six:
“Fantastic story! As a mother of kids the ages of the characters, I was pleasantly surprised to find I couldn't put this book down. Almost constant action or dialogue, but with plenty of description in between to put the reader in the beautiful landscape of Alitheia. I've already downloaded book 2 and can't wait to dive in!”
“This is most assuredly a book that will captivate the minds of young people. Even the minds of those who do not necessarily enjoy reading will find themselves longing for the next page. This author is well on her way to being a best seller!”
“This is a young adult book, but it takes you on an adventure where any adult would want to go, any adult would feel compelled to go. I haven't felt this drawn into a book series since maybe Harry Potter, and like that series, The Six and its sequel live on in my mind and heart.”
“As a reader who tends to avoid YA fiction like the plague, this series is of the few exceptions. It is comparable to that of Tolkien, Lewis, and Rowling, while keeping a distinct style and imagination of its own. In short: Read. It.”