Today I’m with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to celebrate Kellye Abernathy’s newest release, Amethyst the Shadows! I’ll be back next month with a full review, but today, enjoy a sneak peek at this delightful book. It’s the sequel to her Young Adult tale titled The Aquamarine Surfboard, which I absolutely fell in love with. (You can read my review of it HERE!)
Read on to learn about this delightful novel with a touch of magical realism – one of my favorite genres for any age.
AMETHYST, THE SHALLOWS
The Companion Novel to The Aquamarine Surfboard
By KELLYE ABERNATHY
Young Adult / Magical Realism / Coming of Age
February 6, 2024
“This is a night for being brave.”
In the aftermath of a devastating sickness that shatters their close-knit beach town, six lonely kids are drawn together during the unpredictable autumn equinox. Among them are fourteen-year-old Lorelei, who yearns to be an oceanographer, and her peculiar younger brother, Tad, who possesses an otherworldly curiosity.
When Lorelei has a strange and almost deadly encounter in a sea cave, her loyal boyfriend, Casey, cannot reconcile her fantastical experience with the rational world. Condi, Lorelei’s best friend, understands ocean magic but isn’t free to share what she knows. Kait, a girl from Ireland, regrets her impulsive move to America-all because of an odd occurrence involving her deceased boyfriend’s lost surfboard. When tides turn and the moon shifts, Isaac, the new kid in town who despises the ocean, is forced to face the truth-a profound and powerful magic lives in the deep.
Guided by a wise surf master, mystical old women known as the Beachlings, and an open-hearted grandmother, six kids embark on transformative adventures that challenge their beliefs about possibilities and the intense nature of love.
Amethyst, The Shallows is the brand-new companion novel to The Aquamarine Surfboard.
PRAISE FOR AMETHYST, THE SHALLOWS
“Amethyst, The Shallows' sensitive and potent prose stirs the reader, leaving a lasting impression. Although this novel is the second installment in a series, it stands strong independently, welcoming newcomers and returning readers alike.” --Literary Titan
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kellye Abernathy’s passions are writing and serving trauma survivors as a yoga teacher and practical life skills advocate. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary English Education from the University of Kansas. Her home is in land-locked Plano, Texas—where she’s dreaming of her next trip to the sea!
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