Title: Flecks of Gold
Author: Alicia Buck
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Release Date: May 8, 2010
Size: 288 pages, 6×9, paperback
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
“Mary,” she gasped, I turned and saw Kelson gripping Mom’s arm fiercely. “Go! Get help,” she said. Kelson tried to reach past her to grab me, but Mom twisted, hampering his movements.
He grabbed her tightly about the waist, her armes locked to her sides. “Fine, one then. I’ll be back for you later, Mary Margaret.” There was a flash of blue pattern, then blinding light. I looked away, shielding my eyes. When I looked back, both Mom and Kelson were gone.
Mary’s life has always been pretty normal–aside from the fact that her mom cycles through relationsips like she’s changing channels on the TV. But when one more bad break-up forces them to start over in another new town, Mary realizes that maybe this place won’t be like all the others. There’s something different about one of her new classmates, and it’s not just the fact that he’s incredibly cute.
What Mary doesn’t know is that her attraction to Kelson isn’t exactly…natural. And when Kelson suddenly kidnaps Mary’s mom and takes her to his home world, Mary will have to rescue her by relying on something she never knew existed–magic.