BLOOD OF ISIS
YOUNG ADULT - CONTEMPORARY FANTASY
55, 000 WORDS
Seventeen-year-old Aziza Harper has been traveling the world with her Egyptologist mother since her parents’ divorce, seven years ago. As a result, Aziza has found it difficult to make friends and now she’s about to change schools, again. But fitting in is the least of her problems when on her first day of classes, after surviving two attempts on her life, she’s told she is a descendant of the Goddess Isis–the one fated to restore balance to the cosmos by stopping the God Seth from taking over her world.
However, Aziza doesn’t believe in myths. She’d rather spend her time lusting after David Lewis, the student council president, and hanging out with the friends she’s beginning to make. Nevertheless, she is about to find out that her friends and some of her classmates are not as ordinary as she thinks. And if Aziza wants to live to see her eighteenth birthday, she needs to start figuring things out and fast, for Seth is resurrecting and this time he’s back for revenge.
First 150 Words:
I have a mild obsession with Harry Potter. When I was eleven I made a wish. I wanted to go to boarding school, to a place like Hogwarts. I wanted to have instant friends like Harry's. Sure, he had to go through some stuff and it wasn't easy but at least he had friends who were always there when it mattered.
Well, I'm finally getting to go to boarding school. Unfortunately this happily ever after is too late. I stopped making that wish six years ago.
“Aziza!” snapped my mother. "Are you listening to me?” My mother wore her hair in its usual style, a tightly woven braid that ran down her back. Even though she never took her eyes off the road, I could tell she wasn't pleased.“Yes, mother," I said, taking the time to let every syllable roll off my tongue. “I hear you.”