Being a teenager is tough, especially when you have to pretend to be something you’re not, and you’re in love with someone you shouldn’t. 115 years ago, a small planet called Arcadia was invaded by a vicious alien race and nearly destroyed. Cut off from their resources, the Arcadians turned to Earth for help. A group of Arcadian explorers discovered a Prophecy that claimed their salvation lay in the hands of two children from Earth. To ensure their safety, the Arcadian Council sent their most gifted youngsters to Earth to act as protectors. Samantha is one of them.
To succeed in her mission she must learn to control her Arcadian powers and keep her true identity from her best friend, and the girl she swore to protect, Alexia. But Samantha will soon realize that nothing is as it seems. Someone is trying to prevent the Prophecy from taking place and the prophecy boy hasn't been found yet. There is also a new drug circulating at school that is turning students into freakishly strong menaces.
To make matters worse, distractions keep getting in her way. Such as her love/hate relationship with her “cousin” Matthew. Or her confused feelings toward popular and mysterious Julian. She wants nothing more than to be free to live her life. But the survival of Arcadia depends on her and her friends. Free will is not an option.
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Interview with Matt:
I'm sitting at my desk, writing on my diary, as usual, when Melanie comes barging in without bothering to knock. I know it's her and not one of the boys by the clank-clank sound her heels make on the hardwood floor. Without turning around I ask.
"What do you want, Melanie?"
She ignores my question and flops on my bed. "Ugh, sometimes I hate my job."
I put the pen down and swivel on my chair to face her. It's not like we have done much in our "jobs" yet so I don't understand her complaint. "Please, enlighten me, sis."
"The paper is publishing their annual list of hotties and they expect me to contribute by doing an interview. Can you believe it?"
I give her a blank stare. Here I'm thinking she's referring to our jobs as Alexia's protectors. I shake my head and turn back to what I was doing before she interrupted me.
"Fine. Ignore me. But so you know, I'm supposed to interview you."
I face her again. "What?"
She props herself up, leaning on her elbows, and smirks at me. "You've made the final five list. Aren't you honored?"
I roll my eyes. "Please."
"Anyways, since I know you hate people prying in your life, I convinced my editor to let me interview you. The other girls were pissed. You can thank me now."
My mouth opens involuntarily as I stare at my twin. The glint in her eyes tells me that I won't be able to escape without answering her stupid questions. I guess it's better to be interviewed by her than a stranger.
"All right. Fire away."
* * *
Melanie: "So, Matt. Besides brooding in your room, what's your favorite hobby?"
Matt: "Ha-ha. I don't brood."
Melanie: "Sure you don't."
Matt: "I don't have one particular favorite hobby. I like to go on hikes, swim, read a good book."
Melanie: "Likes to read depressing novels and to walk aimlessly in the middle of nowhere. Got it."
Matt: "If you're going to distort everything I say this interview is over."
Melanie: "I guess that answers my following question. Touchy."
Matt: "Do I even want to know what the question is?"
Melanie: "No. Next question. Which celebrity would you want to be stuck with on a deserted island and why?"
Matt: "That's easy. Bear Grylls and do I need to explain why?"
Melanie: "I guess not. Moving on. According to you, what are the best and worst shows on TV right now?"
Matt: "Best, Believe. Worst, any reality TV show."
Melanie: "Believe, Matt? Really?"
Matt: "What? I can relate."
Melanie: "Then you should have picked Star-crossed or Defiance."
Matt: "What's Star-crossed?"
Melanie: "Never mind. Last question. Describe your ideal girlfriend."
Matt: "Must I?"
Melanie: "This is the only question that really matters. You know that."
Matt: "Fine. The ideal girlfriend to me must be confident, funny, loyal, have killer fashion sense...
Melanie: "And she must also have white long hair, blue eyes..."
Matt: "Wait, what?"
Melanie: "Matt, do you realize you're just describing Sam?"
Matt: "I was not!"
Melanie: "Sure you weren't."
Matt: "Shut up, Mel."