Black swirling holes churning madly in the center of every corpse. This is how eighteen-year-old Chelsan Derée sees the deceased. Her ability to connect to the black spinning holes allows her to control every dead thing within a four-mile radius. But that's the least of her problems. It's 2320 and Chelsan Derée has to survive another year of high school, which for her is pure and utter torture, mainly due to the fact that her schoolmate Jill Forester's favorite activity is making Chelsan's life a living hell. If that isn't enough, Chelsan's impossible crush on Ryan Vaughn makes her brain do somersaults on a regular basis, especially since she is positive he doesn't know she exists. And being eighteen Chelsan has to deal with the pressure of whether or not she should take a little pill called Age-pro, which cures aging, making the world eighteen forever and highly over-populated. When Chelsan's mother, Janet, is brutally killed, along with everyone else in her trailer park, Chelsan finds out that she was the intended target. Chelsan must use her power to raise and control the dead to save herself, protect her friends and take down the man responsible for murdering her mother.
Becca Smith has built an intriguing new world, three hundred years in the future. At this time, everyone is after the live forever pill, Age-Pro. If you take it when you turn eighteen, you stay eighteen. Talk about alot of teenage drama! The heroine, Chelsan, is just trying to survive highschool, decide if she is going to take the pill and struggle with her ability of being able to raise the dead.
Then when her whole trailer park is killed, including her mother. Chelsan realizes that she was the intended target. Wow, emotional impact! Now, she tries to find the person responsible. A page-turning, dystopian young adult novel that will keep you thoroughly entertained! With twists and turns, thought-provoking issues and compelling characters, Riser is a fantastic read!
Becca C Smith received her Film degree from Full Sail University and has worked in the Film and Television industry for most of her adult life.
Becca is the author of the teen horror/sci-fi novel, Riser. She is also the co-author of the teen graphic novel Ghost Whisperer: The Haunted and also wrote and illustrated Little Family Secrets, a graphic novel based on the true story of her great aunt who was famous for murdering her husband.
She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and two cats Jack and Duke.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.