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When 17-year-old Sarah Goldmatsui starts seeing Benders, she thinks she’s crazy. She’s the only one seeing massive machines crashing through reality, dissolving everything to black. And when the world restarts after each event, she’s the only one who notices that things were different.
Her doctor insists they’re migraines, the differences afterward: simple confusion. But when Sarah meets Quentin Parsons at a party, she learns that the Benders aren’t just in her head. Quentin sees them, too, and he knows the truth:
Sarah’s not just a typical teenager with a dysfunctional home-life, uninspiring boyfriend, and stunning intellect; she’s also a Beacon like Quentin -- alien technology designed to attract the universe-destroying Benders.
Together, Sarah and Quentin must save the universe that they were designed to destroy while navigating their own lives in realities that are often very different than the lives they’re expecting.
With every Bender event, hope for humanity dims and now that she’s met Quentin, Sarah has a reason to care more than ever about the future. She’s just not sure there’s any way they can save herself, Quentin, and the universe at the same time.
BENDERS is YA Science Fiction and is complete at 83,000 words.