by Sandra Fernandez Rhoads
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: April 2020
When Worlds Collide, Shadow Wrestles Light
Seventeen-year-old Cera Marlowe wants a normal life; one where she and her mom can stop skipping town every time a disturbing vision strikes. But when a girl she knows is murdered by a monster she can’t explain, Cera’s world turns upside down.
Suddenly thrown into an ancient supernatural battle, Cera discovers she’s not alone in her gifting and vows to use her visions to save lives. But why does John Milton’s poem Paradise Lost keep interrupting her thoughts?
In a race against time and a war against unearthly creatures, will decoding messages embedded in the works of classic literature be enough to stop the bloodshed and protect those she loves?
Mortal Sight is a debut novel with heart. Every year on Cera’s birthday, Cera has a panic attack, and her mom’s way of coping is to pack them up and move on to a new place. Cera is a fierce character who becomes attached to her neighbor, whose home life is not the greatest. When she uncovers what the panic attacks are all about and finds out her neighbor is in trouble, the whole reality of a new world unfolds. Cera has unique abilities but is worried she will be locked up if discovered by those in charge. Her only thought is to destroy those who have been ruining her life and those she claims as friends. An intense story with a lot of violent action makes it hard to tell when the good characters are and who the bad are. I am on the edge of my seat for what comes in the next book.