Novus by Crystal Marcos
Ideal for Hunger Games and Divergent fans, Crystal Marcos delivers Novus, a riveting novel set in a dystopian future of action-adventure, suspense, and romance. Intriguing characters and a gripping storyline keep the reader turning page after page.
Being a teenager is hard enough. And what if your life’s path is pre
determined? On top of that, you aren’t even Human?
Cayden was given life as a Cresecren. He expected to live out his days with the dysfunctional Human family he was assigned to serve. One fateful night, however, landed him in Gavaron, the home of maimed, elderly, or defiant Cresecren.
Beyond its borders is the Den, an area much more dangerous than he ever imagined. Now seventeen, Cayden unwittingly becomes involved in a conspiracy and is one of a handful of survivors fleeing a deadly attack. They set off on a perilous journey in search of refuge and the truth. Along the way, Cayden begins to comprehend the difference between fully living and merely surviving, while trying to balance his emotions and a forbidden love.
“Thanks for the help,” I said, trying to be polite.
“No problem.” As she leaned in a little closer, my toes dug into my soles. Her whisper caressed my ear. “I slipped in a couple extra bags of oats and a jug of milk.” She winked. “Don’t tell.”
I was not used to a Human being that close or that generous before. I just stood there, staring back at her.
“There you go again, staring! If I wasn’t a confident person you would give me a complex.” Linnayah bent down, lifted up a box and handed it to me. I took it and loaded the last of the boxes into our cargo vehicle.
For the remainder of our time in the Supply Depot, I tried hard not to look for Linnayah but failed miserably. I could not help it, she fascinated me. Why would she give us anything extra to eat? Why risk getting in trouble? Where does she live? What is her family like? Where does she go to school? I would like to read her school report sometime. Would she get high marks for it? Will I see her again?
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“Official Selection” Winner in the E-Book Young Adult category, 2015 New Apple Book Awards!
Winner Best Books in the Young Adult category, 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards!
“Honorable Mention” Winner in the Sci-fi category, 2016 New York Book Festival!
B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree, 2016 indieBRAG!
“Honorable Mention” Winner in the Young Adult category, 2016 Hollywood Book Festival!
Bronze Medal Winner in the Young Adult – General category, 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards!
Award-winning author Crystal Marcos has been a storyteller her entire life. As the oldest of five children, she had to do a lot of entertaining. She lives on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with her husband, daughter Kaylee, and infant son Jaxon. Crystal is the author of BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale and HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE. Novus, her third book and first Young Adult novel, is Book One of The Cresecren Chronicles.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. It’s a book you won’t forget because you will care about the characters in it.
Any other books in the works? Yes, I am currently working with my artist sister on a rhyming picture book. It’s near and dear to my heart because I wrote it for my daughter and her cousins. A book trailer will be out very soon. I am also slowly writing book two of The Cresecren Chronicles series.
If you could jump in to a book and live in that world, which would it be? I would have to pick my favorite childhood book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I would also have to live in the factory and create new treats!
If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why? The 50’s, I love the dresses, the diners, the cars, sock hops, the jukeboxes, no cell phones, neighborhood block parties, etc!
If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be? That is an easy one, sweets!
What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day? Playing board games with my family and eating a meal together. I have a large family and we all live within 10 minutes of each other. We play a lot of board games, I live in Washington state.
Something else you are good at? Making cakes, elaborate ones like the show Ace of Cakes or Cake Wars.
Do you write the books first and the title comes next or does the title come to you as you write? Both. I have names for books I haven’t written yet but plan to.
This or That
TV or Movies? Movies
Night owl, or early bird? Night owl, totally!
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate, why do you have any?
Action or Drama? Action
Horror or Comedy? Comedy, I like laughing.
Pizza or Pasta? Pizza, although, I could eat pizza with pasta on it.
Skittles or M&Ms? M&M’s, again with the chocolate, do you have any? =)
Sweet or Salty? Sweet, if you couldn’t already tell.
Spontaneity or Planning Ahead? Spontaneity, although I do plan.
Beach or Pool? Beach, wish I were there right now!
Shoes or Sandals? Sandals
Apples or Oranges? Apples
Heads or Tails? Tails
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter, I don’t utilize my personal account on FaceBook. Not enough time in the day.
Text or Talk? Talk, I do a lot of that.