Author: K.R. Conway
Series: Undertow, #1
Publication Date: October 18, 2013
Synopsis: Luckless Eila is unknowingly the last of her kind: Rare. Gifted. Breakable. Stunning Raef is her kind's historic enemy: Soulless. Lethal. Lost. A legendary death 160 years before would set their lives to collide, forcing a beautiful killer to become a savior, a simple wallflower to become a warrior, and ruthless destiny to become a death sentence.
A couple classmates raced past us and over the bridge, laughing and screaming something. We could soon hear the low boom of a deep beat as we neared the dunes. We hopped down at the end of the
boardwalk onto the soft, fine sand and followed the flow of students coming in and out of a break in the dunes that lead to the beach. When we reached the water, I simply gasped. Bonfires dotted the
beach and a green pick-up truck was parked near the center of activity, two monster size speakers poised at the edge of the open tailgate. It pumped out some
thunderous pop song, while a cluster of about fifty kids were dancing near it. Their shadows, thrown by the fire, traveled in a circle around them, like spirits from the dark side. Little bits of flaming confetti from the
fire traveled gently upward into the night air as the wood popped and crackled.
The beach was strewn with students, laughing, playing volleyball, and drinking
under the intense, blue light of the largest moon I had ever seen. It seemed to rise above the tip of the Cape and nearly
swallow half the sky as it climbed. Stars filled the sky as if some celestial payload
was lost on its way to heaven, spilling millions of diamonds all over the night’s canvas. “I am so glad we opted out of the pizza thing,” I nearly whispered. Raef, however, looked at all the students partying and didn’t seem so sure we chose correctly.