I know it's early yet, it's just tough. Got an A-list rejection, too, so BOO.
Okay--enough of that!
I raised the stakes a bit more. *ducks in case it isn't enough*
Any moment the folks from Guinness World Records will knock on Maya Stephens’ door and crown her “Biggest Freak Show” for still not having her first period yet—and she’s almost sixteen. Of course they would have to get past her father who guards their apartment with a broadsword. But on the eve of the 10th anniversary of her mother’s murder, a scrap of normalcy seems imminent when her monthly visitor finally arrives.
That is, until she starts to breathe fire.
As Maya begins a transformation that terrifies and excites her, she starts to remember details about the day of her mother’s death that don’t match the official story of a wrong time wrong place killing. She sets off on a journey with Michael, her best friend since they were embryos, to discover the real story behind her mother’s murder and what Maya is becoming.
Surrounded on all sides by secrets and lies, her search for the truth leads her from the tombs of one of New York City’s oldest cemeteries to the Bloody Angle, Chinatown’s deadliest corner. Maya must confront her family’s surprising heritage, cryptic fortune cookie missions, mythological creatures who want her for their next victim, and perhaps scariest of all—choosing between her birthright and her ever-changing feelings for Michael.
Nobody said becoming a woman was easy.