Alexandra “Alyx” Williams is a misfit: a blue-eyed 17-year Korean-American high school senior, new to Kent Island, MD, who doesn’t like school (except Art class), doesn’t like her family (except for the uncle she’s staying with), and doesn’t like being told what to do (Anger issues? You could say so).
But Alyx does like motorcycles, vintage hard rock, Vanilla Coke, and her boyfriend Sam, who’s a misfit in his own way.
When a shape-shifting witch attacks them and snatches Sam onto a ghostly train, Alyx follows, only to find herself in a nightmare world, an endless gray desert of lost things, places, and people, prowled by monsters never imagined by her—or you.
Struggling to survive, find Sam, and return home, Alyx endures horrors and heartbreak as she learns that the witch is but the slave of the ancient, inhuman being who rules this wasted land—and who craves to take Alyx and Sam for himself.
"Ready for something that is different? For characters that you grow to really care about, and for creatures you've never imagined in your worst nightmares? This book has it all."
Elizabeth M. Brewster