By Karen Kincy
Flux, Paperback, 9780738730578, 297pp.
Publication Date: October 8, 2012
My pulse races until my heartbeats become uncountable. I black out, my thoughts erased by a blissful agony, a euphoria of pain. I scream--and it's the howl of a fox. Tavian Kimura has never forgotten his kitsune mother, a shape-shifting Japanese fox spirit who abandoned him as a baby. While visiting his adoptive grandparents in Japan, Tavian learns his mother is still alive and that a faceless ghost is haunting him at every turn. The ghost's warning is clear: Leave now. It is almost too late. After a pack of vicious dog spirits attacks him, Tavian discovers that his paranormal fox powers are failing, killing him at an accelerating pace. Desperate to find a cure, he must track down his kitsune mother in Tokyo's dangerous underworld. She is Tavian's last chance to survive not only the fatal illness, but also the dog spirits who hunt him relentlessly. Praise for the Other Novels: "A standout blend of paranormal thriller and sweet teen romance."--Booklist "Other has it all; love, shifters, pookas, and nail-biting action."--Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Need and Captivate.
About the Author
Karen Kincy is the author of the Other novels for young adults. Her debut novel, Other, was named to the American Library Association's 2011 Top Ten Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults list. Kincy is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and lives in Redmond, Washington.