The stars are her prison. Fate is her escape. Can this relentless young woman outsmart a universe full of hate?
Astra would kill for answers. After spending most of her life locked inside her room on an inhospitable planet, the driven seventeen-year-old is thrilled when her twin brother agrees to help her sneak out and interrogate an alien. But her curiosity about what lies beyond the station boundaries shatters when she realizes her parents have been arrested as dangerous insurgents and transported off-world.
Swearing to do whatever it takes to make her family whole again, Astra clashes with a mutant beast that leaves her wounded. And after extraterrestrials tell her she must pursue aid from four other isolated, magic-wielding factions, the protective teen grits her teeth to face the impossible task.
Can Astra seek out the truth without falling to her doom?
Shadow Island is the page-turning first book in the standalone YA fantasy series, Return of the Elementals. If you like mystically infused sci-fi, slow-burn romance, and epic world-building, then you’ll love A.R. NITUS’s dystopian coming-of-age.