Kristen Martin signs her YA science fiction novel The Alpha Drive, the first book in a trilogy.
Kristen is an avid reader and writer of all things young adult, science fiction, and fantasy living in Houston, Texas. Although she originally wanted to go the "creative route" in college via a Journalism or Creative Writing degree, she somehow ended up with a bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University and a master's degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University. While these topics interest her, they do not "give her all the feels" the way writing does. And so her writing journey began.
It's the year 2055 and an anarchist organization has taken control with the aim to create a world-class society. Half of humankind is unknowingly living in an alternate reality called Dormance . . . and there are no plans to wake them up.
Sixteen-year-old introvert Emery Parker is one such dormant. An academic scholar who avoids ruffling feathers at all costs, Emery finds herself being transferred to a boarding school on the outskirts of Arizona. Little does she know, a family secret has the power to change the course of the future. When she's approached with an opportunity to free the dormants, she sees no other choice but to accept, even though failure could mean having her memory wiped clean.
But when tech-savvy Torin Porter reaches out to her from the other side, Emery begins to question everything she was told about Dormance. If her family's secret falls into the wrong hands, the world as she knows it will be faced with irreversible consequences. Now Emery must play both sides to uncover the truth about her family's past or risk leaving mankind to live in an unconscious reality.
"Engaging, real-world characters not in the real world; savvy and outright charming." — Kirkus Reviews