Dark Star by Bethany Frenette

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In the beginning, before the time of words and wheels and flint to make fire, there was the Old Race. They lived Beneath, and knew neither love nor malice. When humans first appeared on earth, the Old Race became fascinated with them. So they left the emptiness behind and came to live among humans, letting their powers sleep. But some stayed. Some were left behind in the void. The paths closed and those on the other side learned, without knowing hope or love, what it was to grieve. And to hate. For sixteen-year-old Audrey, this bedtime story her grandmother used to tell has always been just that. But one night, Audrey is lured out into the sweet night air by something inhuman, and suffers a terrifying attack. She soon learns the truth: demons roam her city of Minneapolis, and they are attacking children of the Kin, an ancient race fated to protect humanity. Of course, Audrey has always known that her family is a little different. Her mom leads a double life: by day she works at a security firm,
 

About Bethany Frenette

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Author Bio: Bethany Frenette tried very hard to become a superhero, but eventually decided to write about one instead.  Born and raised in Minnesota, she received her undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University and her MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University. She lives in Minneapolis, where she still hopes to awake one day with superpowers.  Dark Star is her first novel.
 
Published October 23, 2012 by Disney Hyperion. 368 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While Audrey’s mother has heroic physical prowess, Audrey’s talents lie in what her grandmother called her Knowing, so she’s never contemplated fighting crime herself.

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Dark Star is another young adult coming of age and into superpowers book with predictable romance.

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