Seventeen-year-old Ellie Cummings just wants to be a regular teenager, but after her mother’s mysterious murder, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever be normal again. Her mother’s death has left Ellie and her father worlds apart. And when her best friend abandons her, she has no one else to turn to—except for the strange boy he says he can help.
Gabe de la Cruz seems to know way too much about everything, and Ellie’s instincts tell her to stay far away. But when he claims that he can communicate with the dead through an ancient Incan artifact, Ellie can’t resist the temptation of seeing her mother again. In the Hanan Paeba—the Incan afterworld—Ellie’s mother sends a message to help Ellie understand what happened the night of the murder—a message that may be better kept a secret…
Title: The Huaca
Author: Marcia Mickelson
Publisher: Sweetwater Books (Cedar Fort)
Release Date: May 14, 2013 (available now)
Size: 256 pages, 5.5 x 8, softcover
Genre: YA Mystery/Paranormal