UNCHARTED, a Young Adult contemporary fantasy will be published on September 4th, 2018 by Page Street Publishing, distributed through Macmillan
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Seventeen-year-old Annabeth prefers the fantasy of her books and paintings to reality – because in reality, her mom is dead, and it was all her fault. When she accompanies her father to the funeral of some family friends who drowned, she’s surprised to find her grief reflected in the face of Griffin Bradford, the son of the couple who died. Griffin is nothing like the carefree boy she once knew. Now he’s irritable, removed, and he’s under police investigation for his parent’s deaths.
One night following the memorial service, Annabeth’s dad goes missing in the woods, and she suspects Griffin knows more about the disappearance than he’s letting on. He refuses to answer her questions, particularly those related to the mysterious “expedition” his parents took to Ireland, where they went missing for seven months.
Annabeth fears her father isn’t lost, but rather a victim of something sinister. She launches her own investigation, tracing clues that whisper of myth and legend and death, until she stumbles upon a secret. One that some would die to protect, others would kill to expose – and which twists Annabeth’s fantasy and reality together in deadly new ways.
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Praise for UNCHARTED:
A suspenseful page-turner that will keep teens up at night. Threads of Irish legends are interwoven through the narrative and encounters with mythical animals and faraway lands add another layer of complexity… The author’s rich descriptions of mystical creatures and beautiful settings will enchant readers… A must-have where fantastical thrillers are popular. ~ School Library Journal
Featuring a likable heroine and magical elements of North Atlantic myths, this otherwise conventional thriller offers hints of romance and some fight scenes with serious girl power. There is more than enough tension, of both dangerous and romantic persuasions, to keep readers engaged… (A) fast-paced, genre-blending mysteries. ~ Booklist
Cashman’s narratorial voice deftly balances Annabeth’s strength and fragility and her pacing keeps the reader entertained…Gripping. ~ Kirkus Reviews
A spellbinding tale that merges legend with history … UNCHARTED is everything you could want in a story! ~ Lisa Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Magician
Prepare to be swept away! ~ Pintip Dunn, New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction; The Forget Tomorrow series, The Darkest Lie, Girl on the Verge
Every page simmers with danger, magic, myth, and romance. ~ Sarah Glenn Marsh, author of the Reign of the Fallen series and Fear the Drowning Deep
I was flipping pages well into the night! ~ Brenda Drake, New York Times bestselling author of The Library Jumper series, The Fated series, and Thunderstruck
I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. ~ Martina Boone, award-winning author of the Heirs of Watson Island series and the Celtic Legends collection
Refreshingly original! ~ Diana Renn, author of Tokyo Heist, Latitude Zero, Blue Voyage, and False Idols
A magical tale filled with mythology and romance, UNCHARTED will hook readers from the first page and take them on a heart-pounding adventure. Erin Cashman’s delightful prose and wonderful storytelling kept me enthralled to the very end! ~ Ellen Marie Wiseman, internationally bestselling author of The Plum Tree, What She Left Behind, The Life She Was Given, and Coal River
Photo Credit: Peter Su
Erin Cashman is an award-winning writer of Young Adult fantasy. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, three children, and their very energetic dog. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading (of course!), walking her dog, hiking, and watching TV with her family (all diehard fans of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek), and running the First Five Pages Workshop. She also loves to bake and is known for making her family and friends ugly but yummy birthday cakes.
Her new novel, Uncharted, releases next fall from Page Street Publishing. You can add it your shelf on Goodreads.