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Neona White is rather extraordinary. The thing is, while she knows that she's very different from other teenagers, she doesn't know quite how different - yet.
A traumatic incident leaves Neona without the desire to keep living and a fear that she's not entirely human, and her mother is less than forthcoming. She is soon sent to live with her Grandmother where, after making some unusual new friends, she begins a dangerous quest to unravel the mysteries of her supernatural identity. Neona continues to face the eternal struggle between what people want her to be and who she actually is, as the world she thought she knew begins to disclose its unbelievable secrets.
reviewed by Sophia Ufton November 30, 2012 11:28
This book is brilliant. I loved it very much. Wish i had my name in the back now. whooooooo
reviewed by Tony Cook January 08, 2013 17:45
It is indeed brilliant - and I don't normally like vampire books. I have got my name in the back and I'm very proud to have it there. I await the next volume with bated breath.
reviewed by Simon Dennis April 01, 2013 08:41
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Please write some more!
I need your help to put my book in the hands of the students who inspired me to write it.
What is the book about?
Neona White is rather extraordinary. The thing is, while she knows that she’s very different from other teenagers, she doesn’t know quite how different…yet. A traumatic incident leaves Neona without the desire to keep living and a fear that she’s not entirely human, and her mother is less than forthcoming. She is soon sent to live with her Grandmother where, after making some unusual new friends, she begins a dangerous quest to unravel the mysteries of her supernatural identity. Neona continues to face the eternal struggle between what people want her to be and who she actually is, as the world she thought she knew begins to disclose its unbelievable secrets.
I’ve written Unbelievable for a predominantly teenage audience, but my most favourable compliments on the story have come from grown-up men…even one who usually enjoys books about fishing…thus proving that my potential audience is: everyone! My first draft of the novel is complete and I am now in the process of honing and polishing the book (so you won’t have to wait ages until you can read it).
Unbelievable started life a few years ago as a story that I was challenged to write by some of my students, but it grew and grew and now it just keeps on growing. In fact, I’ve already named and planned two sequels…
How you can help:
If enough of you pledge towards my book, I will reach the dizzying heights of being a published author. This is your chance to help someone completely unknown (i.e. me) achieve their dream and get their work out there. The list of rewards listed opposite shows you exactly what you get for pledging at each level. Everyone who supports Unbelievable will also be thanked in the book itself, so there’s a chance for you to get your name in print too! I would love it if you gave my students the chance to read the story they inspired as a real, physical novel (as well as your generous, lovely selves, of course), so please help Unbound in their mission to change the publishing world, one book at a time. Be part of the Literary Revolution. (We promise no beheading is involved…).
The third time the knife sliced through her clothing, it cut deepest. Sharp as heat through butter, but this was no blunt cutlery; this was a knife designed for gutting defenceless creatures on a hunting trip, the kind of knife you needed skill to wield. And this predator had skill.
I am a 29 year-old secondary school English teacher with a love of writing and telling stories. I’ve shared a lot of my work on abctales.com, a fantastic writing community who have offered me valuable feedback and support over the years. I don’t believe that all the best books that have ever been written have had a chance to be published, and that’s exactly what Unbound is trying to change. I’m hugely flattered to be chosen as their first unknown author - Unbelievable is my first novel. I also write quite a lot of poetry, song lyrics for a very talented friend, and the odd short story.
I’ll add some more examples of my work to my shed, as well as additional extracts from the novel, so that when you pledge, you can further explore my fantastical world.
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