Angela Brown has accepted the challenge to toot her own horn for her book, Beacon:
What it's about: For seventeen-year-old Macie Breen, life in The Colony is a daily norm of being the odd girl out, that is, until everyday predictable slams to a screeching halt. Forced to the capital city of Bliss, Macie's life becomes a horrific unraveling as she confronts daunting truths about The Colony as well as who, or what, she really is.
Here is why folks might like it: Beacon is a YA urban fantasy dystopian, a novel crossing and mashing genres into something that is both familiar and different. Yet it is also a journey of discovery. Our lives oft involve some truths we'd rather ignore. The phrase "ignorance is bliss" stems from this. But in this story, ignorance empowers Bliss, with few exceptions, Macie among them. Following along as she steps out on her path will intrigue, excite and tug at your heart.