This was a 'Surprise Me' option.
Title: Out of the Woods
Author: B. B. Swann
Publication Date: September 1, 2020
Print Length: 416 pages
Genre: YA Paranormal
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17-year-old Zaidyn Mitchell thinks being known as a book nerd is weird enough—until he wakes up on his bedroom ceiling.
A newbie-weird-wizard-extraordinaire—Zaidyn must navigate his newfound identity, learn to fit in with his fellow freaks, and avoid scaring away Piper Duke, the girl of his dreams.
Thinking to impress her, he agrees to help Piper’s father promote a project for a new library in a fairytale-like wooded area outside of town—but Project-Impress-Piper-With-a-Library backfires as Piper, along with his parents, strives to protect the wooded land.
The rules for the magical community are simple: avoid discovery and keep to your own kind. Despite warnings from friends and foes, Zaidyn pursues a relationship with the normal human Piper, earning them both the ire—and retaliation—of the ones in charge.
Zaidyn seeks answers. Who really owns the woods? Why is someone so bent on destroying them? And what are his parents and the other magical adults hiding in there?
As he grows closer to the answers—and to Piper—the outside pressure mounts, building toward a conclusion that makes Zaidyn wonder if they will ever truly be…
…out of the woods.
Meet the Author
B.B. Swann is a mother of three young adults, a wife (of another big kid but don't tell him she said that), and a 20+ year veteran teacher of little firsties. She has all the age groups covered and draws on their influence when writing her books. Picture book, young adult, new adult, and beyond, they all have one thing in common--life experiences, both the good and the challenging.
She graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL with her Bachelor's of Ed. in Early Childhood Education, then left the corn capital to receive her Masters of Ed. in Language and Literacy from National Louis University, in Chicago.
Originally from Winthrop Harbor, Illinois (go ahead, look it up, it's a real place) she now resides in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Go Cards! is her new chant, but Bear Down will always rule her heart. She loves to run, binge watch Netflix health documentaries, and talk to her three teens when they have a minute to spare.
Most nights you can find her reading or writing into the wee hours. She believes in the almighty power of caffeine and battling old age with purple hair and lots of sarcasm.
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