Byronic - a supernatural YA by Sandi Beth Jones
When the creatures in her dark drawings come to life, Chelsea finds that the mysterious Geoff is the only person she can confide in. But she can't help wondering who she’s kissing: her tender confidant or the dangerous Byronic rebel bent on shocking his detached father.
Starting over in the South Carolina Lowcountry is just what sixteen-year-old Chelsea needs. Unfortunately, moving also means living with her mom's snobbish British novelist
employer and his moody son Geoffrey. Knowing that her new home likely
used to be a slave holding plantation doesn't make her feel any more at home.
Troubled and reckless after his brother's mysterious death, Geoff often mimics his father’s literary
favorite, Lord Byron, acting "mad, bad, and dangerous to know."
She's determined to keep her distance and buries herself in her art, though the darkness of her
drawings troubles her and others who see them. When people in the Gullah and Geechee community point out that she has been drawing Boo Hags and
paints powerful and terrifying creatures of local legend and superstition she starts to wonder about her own heritage and her connection to the Sea Islands. She begins to question her own grasp on reality when it seems those creatures start making their way out of her drawings and into real life.
It's clear that Geoff has some secrets of his own, but he might be the only person she can confide in. Chelsea must decide who she can trust, when nothing in the Lowcountry is what it seems.
Author: Sandi Beth Jones Title: Byronic (Book One) Genre: YA Supernatural
ISBN: 9781623421335 Release Date: June 24th, 2014 Available in Paperback and eBook Goodreads Link | Author Website | Twitter
Author Bio: Born and raised in the American South, Sandi spent her youth reading Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King,
and Agatha Christie. She spent many vacations traveling to Low Country South Carolina where she fell
in love with the local ghost stories and folklore.
Sandi currently lives in Arkansas with her husband, where she works as a high school teacher. She's reviewed many YA novels for school library journals and has also published adult romance novels.