Raise your hands if you know what empyrean means? Stop lying lol. I’ll admit, I’ve seen the word but bothered to look it up. Well, for those who don’t know, empyrean means heavenly (when used as an adjective). Look at this pretty girl on the cover with her freckled skin and coily, red hair.
The release of this book falls right in line with the blog post I made a few weeks ago about authors “just doing it” because this story is written by an author who typically writes contemporary romance. T.H. Bolden is her name, and this is her debut novel, Empyrean. Empyrean is a three-for-one’r: It’s a young adult story. It’s fantasy/paranormal. And it’s interracial/multicultural (There are actual humans in this story, and I guess you can call the otherworldly beings multicultural, lol. They’re not from our culture…).
Peep the blurb, then add to your TBR today!
Imogen Ferris’s life has been turned upside down. She’s lost both of her parents within six months of each other, leaving her an orphan in an abusive foster home. To top it off, she’s become a social outcast because her ex-best friend has spread lies about her family throughout Red Rock High. Life couldn’t get much worse for the seventeen-year-old who feels as if she belongs nowhere, but the death of a classmate hits Imogen hard and nearly sends her over the edge.
Seeking out the comfort of her family’s former sacred sanctuary, a place known to have mysterious magical powers, Imogen finds herself being forced into a world she could’ve never imagined, a world where mythical creatures just might exist. Both her world and the other are in danger, and she may be the key to everyone’s survival-if she can just learn to believe in herself. Recruiting the help of a gorgeous prince and a majestic, yet meddlesome mythical creature. She just might succeed.
This teen may learn more about herself, her strength, and her ability to love than she had ever planned. And in the process, perhaps find where she truly belongs.