After rejecting the cult-like influence of her father’s family, Julia moves into a fancy hotel in downtown Austin. But she finds herself alone except for her boyfriend, John–and her fears. Once again she’s suppressing her abilities, afraid her family will come for John when they find out he’s been developing abilities of his own in her presence. The FBI is also keeping a close eye on Julia hoping she can lead them to her father, Novak, as he’s wanted for questioning in his former assistant’s death.
With tensions high, Julia and John agree to go separate ways for the summer, paving the way for Julia to reunite with Angus, fellow outcast. Together they set out on a road trip to California to find Julia’s mom and a way into Novak’s secret underground world. Along the way Julia will learn the Puri perhaps aren’t the only humans evolving into something different. . . and that maybe she’s the leader her people have needed all along.
Praise for SELECT FEW
“…mixing mystery with science fiction with a heaping dose of romance.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“…a page-turning adventure.” ―School Library Connection
Marit Weisenberg received her BA in English from Bowdoin College and her Master’s Degree from UCLA’s school of Theater, Film and Television. She has worked in film and television development at Warner Brothers, Universal, and Disney. She lives in Austin with her husband and two daughters.
Marit’s debut YA novel was Select, and she worked on the first draft of the book over the course of eighteen months during Amanda Eyre Ward’s class ‘Write a Novel in a Year.’ As of now, there are two books in The Select series.
- What is on your nightstand?
–Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen and The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
- What author would you totally fan?
-Rainbow Rowell! I want to ask her everything about writing Eleanor & Park.
- What makes you cringe?
-Long silences! Why can’t I just relax and not rush to fill the void?!
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
-Somewhere in between. I really resist an outline and just want to go with the flow but I try to know the high and low points of the beginning, middle and end (mostly because that was how I was taught to write a novel – figure out your five major scenes when you start!).
- Is there a word you love to use?