YA Sci-Fi Thriller (standalone novel)
Available now from Page Street Publishing
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“[This] high-action, science-fiction thriller starts with a bang and never slows for a beat. …[P]lot twists, flashbacks, and alternate timelines keep the story full of surprises. A wild, fast-paced ride full of unexpected turns.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Hughes’ character-driven science fiction pulls the reader through a dizzying maze of complex but logical plot twists, and Camryn’s fully realized, first-person voice sustains this taut thriller.” –Booklist Reviews
“This tale deserves a prominent place on sci-fi shelves.” –School Library Journal
Chosen as a 2018 Fall/Winter YA Buzz Book by Publishers Marketplace
A horrific explosion levels part of the city and Camryn Kingfisher is the sole survivor.
Amidst controversy, conspiracy theories, and threats from government officials, Camryn longs for the truth. But the only person she can turn to is a transparent boy in a lab coat named Quint. Unsure whether he’s a hallucination or a ghost, Camryn has no choice but to trust him as they become embroiled in a plot that is bigger than either of them realizes.
In a race where the fabric of time and space is at stake, they must figure out who caused the explosion before the culprit comes back to finish Camryn–and her city–off for good.
YA Sci-Fi (standalone novel)
Coming Nov 5, 2019 from Page Street Publishing
In a claustrophobic, cut-off island city where reflections spawn deadly monsters, mirrors have been strictly outlawed. In the experience of seventeen-year-old Marty Callahan, though, that only makes them sell better. As the sole operator of the city’s mirror black market, he doesn’t care that some of his clients use his wares for more than on-the-sly preening, only that he makes enough money to reunite with his big brother in London.
With the martial-law cops closing in, Marty is more desperate than ever to achieve his goal before he’s caught and exiled to the deadly Florida mainland. He’s forced to risk selling his mirrors to the island’s wealthy, dangerous rebel gang, but when the sale ends with a reflection-spawned Being killing a cop, he ends up exiled anyway. To survive long enough to find his brother, he’s forced to team up with an unlikely (and unwilling) ally: the mayor’s son, a would-be cop who has caught and exiled every other mirror dealer on the island. But what neither boy realizes is that the mirrors hide a secret about the nature of their reality, and if they can’t uncover it in time, their entire island is doomed.