Welcome to the Compass Rose Queen! If you’re new here, this is a place to celebrate the journeys of women. Sometimes those are my journeys (of life or to real places), sometimes they’re journeys of historical women, and sometimes fiction. I have a real treat for you today of that last kind.
My friend Haylie’s book World Diver is coming out on April 20, 2021! I’ve read earlier versions of it, and each time it gets better and better. So I can’t wait to read this one. I’ll have all kinds of information below about the book, about Haylie, and how to order/preorder it. And even how to preorder some cool swag from Haylie. I look forward to taking journeys into the Luminaut Trilogy’s multiverse along with our hero Callie in this first book!
Official book blurb so you know what it’s about:
College, grades, extracurriculars–who cares? Sixteen-year-old slacker Callie James would rather make robot creations and surf waves with her best friend Will. Then she discovers a mysterious glowing rod under the ocean surface, and her entire world turns upside down.
One, her hands start glowing (weird). Two, she can now control people (awkward). Three, she accidentally brings her robotics project to life. Classes were hard enough without her robot Nemo literally eating her homework.
Only the reclusive Dr. Ormandi knows the truth: Callie is a Luminaut (aka a light wizard) and it’s her destiny to reunite the shattered multiverse by collecting all the Light Cores (aka the glowstick of doom) in all the other worlds. To do this, she must repair the World Diver, the fifty-foot tall robot lurking in Dr. Ormandi’s basement hangar.
As Callie learns about her Luminaut powers, Nate crash lands into her life. He’s hot. Funny. Crazy about her. One problem: he’s technically dead. Oh, and he insists uniting the multiverse will destroy everything.
Pursued by murderous interdimensional phantoms and plagued by insecurities, Callie must protect her family and friends, while figuring out who to trust.
And all before a deadly, looming evil snuffs out her Light for good.
Haylie Hanson writes YA fantasy and science fiction about quirky kids with superpowers finding the courage to embrace their destiny. She has an unhealthy obsession with Star Wars, Stranger Things, and Marvel. Haylie used to teach elementary special education before changing careers, and now crafts brand new worlds in between making snacks for her two tiny spawn. She loves to read any kind of YA fantasy, especially books with characters whose voice can reach out and grab her from page one. When Haylie isn’t writing, she can be found drinking very strong coffee, trying not to kill plants, and dreaming of saltwater hair and summertime beaches.
To follow Haylie:
To order/preorder the book and to get your preorder swag:
Here are the preorder links for World Diver:
- Autographed paperbacks: https://uncommonuniverses.com/product/world-diver-autographed-paperback/
- Autographed hardbacks: https://uncommonuniverses.com/product/world-diver-autographed-hardback/
- Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XSBG5HS/
- Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1556135056
- Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/world-diver
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57282837-world-diver
Link for preorder receipt submissions: (to get cool swag)
If you read it and enjoy it, feel free to leave a comment on here, or a review on whatever site you got it from. Enjoy the journey with Callie!