Title: Mystic Princess
Series: Mystic Series #1
Author: Kelli Marie
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: October 23, 2017
In the tangled web of greed and power, no one is safe.
For thousands of years, the Mystic race had lived in peace with humans. With the power to control the elements, they helped humankind flourish. But this peace could not last, as greed and a thirst for more power drove men into war and the Mystics began to disappear.
Now the Mystics are gone and Cara is the last of their ancient race. But everything is not as it seems as her eighteenth birthday passes and her powers slowly awaken. She soon learns that she is more than just an ordinary Mystic and that dangerous secrets surround her. With her fiancé, Xavier, and her best friend, Jordan, she must unravel the mysteries of her past in the hopes of saving her future.
Mystic Princess is the first book of the Mystic Series, a fast-paced young adult fantasy that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
“She will save us all someday.”
The woman looks away from the sprawling city before her and regards her husband and the sleeping child in his arms. “How can you be sure?”
The woman’s eyes fill with tears as she contemplates her husband’s words. “The prophecy could be wrong.”
“It’s not. Our child is meant for greatness.”
The woman takes the sleeping child from her husband and kisses her head, careful not to wake her. “So we continue with the plan?”
The husband looks at his loving wife and pulls her and his child into his arms. He holds his world to his chest and imagines their stolen lifetime until they hear a knock on the door.
“I will be with you until the end, my love.” The husband whispers.
“Promise me that she will be safe.”
“She will not be hurt, she is too important.”
They both know that his words are empty but he says them anyway. He cannot promise that their child will not suffer. The husband steps away from his wife as tears fill his eyes. He cannot allow his wife to see his pain; it will only make this harder. The woman places the child in her bassinet and as tears fall down her cheeks she murmurs her goodbyes.
The husband places a hand on his wife’s shoulder. “My love, it is time. We cannot delay any longer.”
The wife nods soundlessly and disappears into the bathroom. The husband looks over the edge of the bassinet at his sleeping daughter. “My daughter, you are the light of my world. I’m sorry that it has to be this way. Save our people and none of this will be in vain.”
With his parting words, he turns to his wife as she returns and grabs her hand. He brings her hand to his lips and kisses her knuckles. Love and determination reflects in both their eyes and together they walk out the door to meet their fate.
Kelli Marie hails from Elgin, IL, where her love of books grew into a healthy obsession. Books have been a shining light through many dark times in her life and it is her hope to be that light for others. Her favorite book genres are Young Adult Fantasies and Science Fiction. Kelli Marie enjoys Star Wars and Harry Potter and still believes she is meant to be a Jedi. She now lives in Tampa, FL with her wonderful husband, Nick and their two cat children, Oreo and Goober. In her free time, you will find her at Disney World and Universal Studios, where she can continue to feel like a kid.