The only thing scarier than finding out you have Earth-shaking superpowers… is finding out you aren’t the only one.
Nobody looks twice at Joan Messi when she walks down the hall at school… and she does everything she can to keep it that way. You can’t afford friends or attention when you’re keeping a secret as big as hers. Unbeknownst to her teachers and classmates, Joan’s over-sized sweatshirt and antisocial behavior conceal power that defies the laws of reality.
FEAR has kept it hidden.
PASSION has kept it alive.
DISASTER will set it loose.
Joan is at her happiest when she uses her powers—stirring air currents, creating fire, and levitating metal objects—but she learned at a young age that no one in her small-minded suburban neighborhood was prepared to accept her abilities. Since that painful revelation, she has hidden her powers, isolating herself from others, even keeping her own parents at a distance.
However, all that changes when a boy named Daniel Thundyil transfers to her school and she begins to suspect that he is concealing powers of his own. Burning with curiosity and desperate to end her loneliness, Joan makes it her mission to get to the bottom of this boy’s secrets. What she uncovers is hard to believe, even for someone as strange as she is: Daniel and his father are crime-fighters from a parallel dimension of super-powered beings, and they have come to her town in search of nameless criminal so powerful his presence threatens all life on Earth.
In these inter-dimensional travelers, Joan finds a hope she never thought possible: that she could belong somewhere. But storm clouds are gathering over the rooftops of suburbia, and Joan realizes that the closer she gets to her newfound friends, the closer she gets to a danger too terrible to contemplate. Now, the most powerful girl on Earth faces a choice: will she retreat back to the safety of her life in hiding or brave the storm for a chance at truth and friendship?
BOOKS IN THE THEONITE SERIES:
Theonite Book I: Planet Adyn
Theonite Book II: Orbit
Theonite Book III: (Title TBA 2018)
The Sword of Kaigen (A Theonite War Story) (Coming to Amazon 2018)
The Theonite Series is a YA fantasy/science fiction blend perfect for anyone who loves superheroes, afrofuturism, magical powers, mysterious worlds, and heart-pumping suspense. Fans of Tomi Adeyemi, Leigh Bardugo, and Rick Riordan will adore this heartfelt journey through a girl’s exploration of her supernatural powers and her encounter with an alternate reality.
“This book opens up whole new worlds and new ways of looking at culture and race and social norms.”
“This was an absolutely incredible read, certainly the best of the best of all the books I’ve read in the genre! … Could not recommend enough!”
“Theonite was a fantastic book on so many levels. Joan’s characterization especially reminded me of my own middle/high school experience as a gifted but heinously bored student. Her discovery and honing of her powers, her pride, and her subsequent loneliness will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like an outsider for being inexpressibly different.”