Genre: YA Romance/Sci Fi
Title: Defying the Stars
When sixteen-year-old Virginia Sawyer moves to the backwoods of Upstate New York, she’s reluctantly drawn into the town’s obsession with the Swifts. Untangling the mystery behind the extraordinary family is a harmless pastime, until she meets the eldest son, Alvin.
The marks on Alvin’s arms look like constellations—like she could read her future in them. When she finds out what fate—and Alvin’s father—have in store for him, solving the mystery behind the marks becomes critical.
Alvin says she’s come to Ashwood for a reason, but the Swifts find fate in everything: what they eat, when the sleep, how they think, and when they will die.
The date is set.
The time is fixed.
The Swifts are preparing to leave this earth. But there is one thing they didn’t foresee: Virginia and Alvin have fallen in love, and there’s no way on earth she will let him go.
Three months before the world ended, at least for the Swifts, I moved to Ashwood, New York.