Shortly before New York City is taken over by an all-powerful woman who crowns herself its queen, a girl is born there. But while everyone else around her possesses a gift, be it shape-shifting, lightning-bringing, or death-giving, little blue-eyed Ever is born…a dud.
Worse still, kidnapped at birth, she is sold to a child-trafficking gang as a girl with a priceless gift, which is how she ends up in a heavily guarded prison along with dozens of other trafficked kids, three of whom turn out to be duds too. With their sixteenth birthdays approaching and their time to come into their gifts running out, the four washouts must choose—should they try to escape from their prison with its gifted guards or let their captors kill them off as useless? It’s a no-brainer. But as they stand before the door of their cell, pinning their lives on this breakout, they don’t know yet that one of them is a traitor, one isn’t a dud, and one is so obsessed with Ever, he will unwittingly get her in trouble with the ruthless Queen of New York.
“A unique premise!” – Jon VanZile, editor of Dragon Tree Press
“A roller coaster ride from page one.” – Mousehead & Tales Blog
“A thrilling story…a must-read for the adventurous of heart!” – Gina Henning, author of Going Pecans
“If you love a good book that is spilling over with suspense, mystery, and thrill, then The Coldest Heart is the book for you.” – Nancy Storey Allen, The Avid Reader Blog