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This new YA crossover fantasy novel is like The Hunger Games, set underwater in a future of rising seas, floating cities, and Flood Lands. The DROWNING WORLD is a haunting and mesmerizing story of two different people from two very different worlds. Can a mermaid and a human boy find love? Can they survive in his world and hers?
A regal and highly trained young mermaid, Marina, is on her first spy mission to Skyeworld in 2020. She comes ashore on Siesta Key, Florida where she meets feisty Lukas, a proud Cuban refugee. Marina will have to choose between the advanced civilization of Aquantis, where she has been chosen as a High Priestess, and her love for Lukas and his dangerously polluted SkyeWorld.
Marina's magic and skill save Lukas' life. But can she save her own against a lifelong nemesis from her world?
About the Author
Brenda Peterson is the author of 17 books, including the novel, Duck and Cover, a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year" and the recent memoir, I Want to Be Left Behind, named as a "Top Ten Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year," by The Christian Science Monitor. This book is also available on Kindle. For more: www.BrendaPetersonBooks.com