Out of Breath

Out of Breath : The Lithia Trilogy, Book 1

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Deep in the hills of Lithia brews an epic battle between evil and nature... Nineteen-year-old Kat Jones has been a competitive runner since she was a young girl, but after her mother's death, the path her life was supposed to take begins to crumble around her -- until one day, she finds herself on the run in a literal sense, this time in a race for her very life. Kat's journey takes her to the Pacific Northwest town of Lithia, the place of her last good memories, of the days when her mother was still alive. But soon after her arrival, strange things begin to happen in Lithia -- and when one of her new friends disappears under mysterious circumstances, Kat begins to realize that Lithia's inhabitants are not all of this world. Worst of all, she is falling in love with one of these otherworldly locals, and the friend who hopes to save her has secrets of his own. As Kat tries to rebuild her life, she is also training for a race that will turn out to be her biggest challenge yet, as she must outrun not only the demons of her past but the demons of the here and now, who threaten her very existence and that of the entire town. At once a paranormal love story and an environmental allegory, Out of Breath offers an exciting new voice in young adult fiction.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
  • Ashland Creek Press
  • United States, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0979647576
  • 9780979647574

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"A green parable infused with a rich sense of place: an organically grown confection." -- Kirkus Reviews "Combining mystery, romance, vampires, and strong vegan and environmental messages, [Out of Breath] will have readers of light paranormal novels running to the next book in Richmond's trilogy." -- Booklist "The good-and-bad-vampires theme, the dreary and forested environment, and the love triangle between the main protagonists are reminiscent of Twilight, and those who enjoyed that series will love Kat's innermost thoughts and her difficulty in choosing between Alex and Roman while simultaneously being threatened by both." -- VOYA "An eco-friendly, vampire-ridden mystery with a love triangle...a quick read with love of the environment, vampires, and a little mystery." -- Girls in the Stacksshow more

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129 ratings
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4 31% (40)
3 30% (39)
2 15% (19)
1 8% (10)
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