Novus (The Cresecren Chronicles Book 1)
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Recipient of 13 HONORS!
A survival story ideal for Hunger Games and Divergent fans, Crystal Marcos delivers Novus, a riveting novel set in a dystopian future of action-adventure, suspense, and romance. Intriguing characters and a gripping storyline keep the reader turning page after page.
Cayden was given life as a Cresecren. He expected to live out his days with the dysfunctional Human family he was assigned to serve. One fateful night, however, landed him in Gavaron, the home of maimed, elderly, or defiant.
Beyond its borders is the Den, an area much more dangerous than he ever imagined. Now seventeen, Cayden unwittingly becomes involved in a conspiracy and is one of a handful of survivors fleeing a deadly attack. They set off on a perilous journey in search of refuge and the truth. Along the way, Cayden begins to comprehend the difference between fully living and merely surviving, while trying to balance his emotions and a forbidden love.
2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist in the Action/Adventure category
2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards, Bronze Medal Winner in the Young Adult - General category
2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, Winner Best Books in the Young Adult category
2016 Book Excellence Awards, Finalist in the Young Adult category
2016 indieBRAG, B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree
2016 New York Book Festival, "Honorable Mention" Winner in the Sci-fi category
2015 New Apple Book Awards, "Official Selection" Winner in the E-Book Young Adult category
"Honorable Mention" Winner in the Young Adult category:
2017 Florida Book Festival
2017 Great Northwest Book Festival
2017 Los Angeles Book Festival
2016 Hollywood Book Festival
2016 Northern California Book Festival
2016 Southern California Book Festival