By S. M. Beiko
Wishing for anything greater than her adventureless existence, 16-year-old Ash eagerly awaits the stream she and her mom are taking from their boring, drab lifestyles within the prairie city of Treade.
But as Ash counts the times, she unearths her manner right into a mysterious, condemned development at the outskirts of town—one that has haunted her complete adolescence with secrets and techniques and questions. What she reveals within is an untouched library, inhabited via a fascinating mute named Li. Brightened by means of Li’s attraction and his indulgence in her desires, Ash turns into locked in a global of dusty books and loss of life thoughts, with Li changing into the attachment to Treade she by no means sought after. This haunting and romantic debut novel explores the blurry boundary among the genuine and imagined with a story that illustrates the ability and efficiency of literacy.