From the Author
Three things inspired the creation of Desert: a poster, a dream, and a newsclip. The author spotted the first inside a teen section of a locallibrary. It showcased an attractive guy and girl with super human strength, standing together, ready to fight. What caught the author's attention most was the cold, hard look in their eyes, making them appear not unlike the bad guys they were about to defeat.
A.Tebbs decided to write a book with a kind-hearted heroine, one who doesn't turn calloused. She wrote in early mornings and late nights, squeezing Desert into her hectic schedule. Then, after three years ofworking, she received a scathing peer review. Rather than give up,the author hit the drawing board, taking two more years to create theDesert we now enjoy.
From the Inside Flap
Only, Alysse has bigger problems--like the enemy preparing for another civil war,a seismic bomb, super human guerrillas, disappearances, and a genocidal plot that could spark a war.
As Alysse digs to learn more than what she's taught at the Academy, she must choose who to trust, including Pete, a guy who walks his own path.Together, they ask questions everyone else avoids.
Probably because everyone else is scared of the truth.
And they should be . . .