The new revised version in post # 57
When twelve-year-old Maia arrives to stay at her aunt’s mansion, she thinks that the eerie feeling of being watched is just her imagination. Her biggest challenge that summer will be winning the admiration of her aunt’s handsome ward Colin, who likes fearless girls, like their neighbor Kate.
To prove that she is brave, Maia hides her fear of heights and agrees to go up on a trapeze with a mysterious trapeze artist at the town’s annual Summer Party. She faints and wakes up with a glowing star in her forehead. But embarrassment in front of Colin is nothing, compared to her sudden nightmares, or being stalked by a green Fairy hound, whose blood-freezing howls and glowing eyes would terrify even Kate.
Realizing that her life is in danger, Maia begins to search for answers, finding surprising and allies in Kate and a lonely boy, Patrick, whom she once helped.
They learn that Maia’s star is a mark of a Wanderer, a person born with the ability to cross into Faie. Someone has destroyed Faie’s Great Oak, whose power has kept its spirits under control. Now the Raven Goddess of Maia’s nightmares is on the loose, threatening to bring about everlasting winter to Maia’s world. As a Wanderer, Maia has to find the last surviving Seed of the Oak and plant it, before the Goddess’s power grows too strong. But to do this, she will have to face her greatest fear, and risk losing everything, including her life.