Author: Veronica Bane
Genre: YA Fantasy Novella
In the town of Jericho, a group of misfit teenagers haunts the underbelly of their society. Armed with the ability to manipulate different parts of nature, these teenagers fight for their right to stay alive. In the months following an attack on their lives, danger still lurks around them. Those behind the original strike have risen from the ashes, and new powers are beginning to reveal themselves. With this mysterious threat imminent, Mara, Miyuki, and the rest of the Unusuals must stand together to fight. However, time is running out for the group, for someone—or something—is hunting them, and this time around, not all of them will survive.
Miyuki, Mara and their friends all have distinct abilities that make them stand out from the others. I read the first book in this series, “Mara”, as well, and was impressed by the setting and characters, so I was eager to get started on the second book, “Miyuki”. Both books are named for main characters in the books, which makes me curious about how the third book will be called.
Mara’s ability is fire. She can summon fireballs, for example. Miyuki’s affinity is water, which is kind of more difficult ofr her, because she always needs a stream of water nearby.
Unfortunately not all Unusuals have good intentions. Some of them are simply out to hurt the others. With their own lives at stake, Mara, Miyuki and hte others have to find a way to stay alive.
Great writing style, loveable characters, and some of the most original story arcs I’ve seen in a while. Both of the books in this series offer an interesting setting and background story, and plenty of entertainment. All YA fantasy fans should definitely read these.