Night Sky Series # 1
Young Adult Paranormal with romantic elements
First published 2014 by Sourcebooks
Reissued 2019 by Suzanne Brockmann Books
120K words or 484 pages
Sixteen-year-old Skylar Reid’s world is turned upside down when Sasha, the little girl she babysits, is kidnapped. She’s been dreaming about Sasha—weirdly vivid dreams that feel real—even after the police insist that the girl is dead. But Sky and her best friend Calvin are determined to find Sasha—or at least find out who killed her.
Then a mysterious bad-ass of a girl named Dana blasts into town on a motorcycle, and things get even weirder. Dana’s got telekinetic powers—she can move things with her mind—and she tells Sky she’s something called a “Greater-Than.” There’s a hormone in the blood of certain girls that makes them stronger, faster, smarter, and gives them amazing super powers.
Oh yeah, and Sky’s a Greater-Than, too.
But it’s not all fun and games, because there’s a dangerous new drug called Destiny out on the streets. It makes users young, healthy, beautiful—and profoundly evil—and it’s made from the blood of girls who are Greater-Thans. Dana warns Sky to hide her powers carefully, or the very bad people who make Destiny will grab her and bleed her dry.
Still, Sky refuses to hide—she’s convinced that little Sasha is still alive. So Dana and her dangerously hot companion Milo reluctantly sign on to help Sky and Calvin… and together they form an unlikely team.
Together, they’ll stop at nothing to fight Destiny—to find Sasha and bring her home. Or die trying…
Night Sky is the first book in a YA trilogy set in the same dark future as Suzanne Brockmann’s Born to Darkness, a New York Times bestselling hardcover, published last year as the first installment in her Fighting Destiny series. Night Sky has the same mix of suspense, romance, humor, and the paranormal, and deals with many of the same themes, including society’s relentless exploitation and devaluation of females, and the empowerment that comes when women and girls recognize their strength and intellect, and stand up, fight back, and save the day.