LEX Copyright Iroda / LEX Copyright Office

by Erin Cashman

UNCHARTED by Erin Cashman

In this page-turning blend of fantasy and mystery, a girl coping with the death of her mother uncovers an ancient secret that some would die to protect, and others would kill to expose.

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 parents’ 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.

ERIN CASHMAN is a young adult author living in Massachusetts. Her debut YA fantasy, The Exceptionals (Holiday House) was named a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of 2013. She is also the workshop coordinator and a mentor at the 1st 5 Pages Writing Workshop through the blog Adventures in YA Publishing.

Praise for Uncharted:

“Journey through the fog into the atmospheric world of Uncharted, a stunning new fantasy where legend and reality come together in the form of a deadly mystery, where every page simmers with danger, magic, myth, and romance. Readers are sure to fall in love with this dark, gripping story that brings ancient Ireland to life on the misty shores of modern-day Maine.” —Sarah Glenn Marsh, author of the Reign of the Fallen series and Fear the Drowning Deep

“Erin Cashman is a master storyteller. She finds portals in the seemingly ordinary world and leads us into uncharted territories of mystery, magic, and Irish mythology. I loved the solid mystery plotting combined with a paranormal twist, and the cast of fascinating characters, who are haunted not only by mythical creatures but also by dark events in their pasts. Uncharted is a page-turner and a refreshingly original tale!” —Diana Renn, award-winning author of Blue Voyage

“A fantastic read! A perfect blend of thriller, mystery, romance, and contemporary, Uncharted features great characters, a marvelous setting, and a mythology so fabulous and complete that I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.” —Martina Boone, award-winning author of Compulsion