Carol edited the summary of The Rising Friday, April 19, 2013.
Maya, a teenager with a newly discovered cougar shapeshifting ability, is on the run with friends Corey and Daniel. They are fleeing after finding out that the small, sheltered and remote community they grew up in was little more than a large experiment for breeding kids with special powers. The experiment was about to come to an abrupt end and their parents have been captured and told that the kids have died in a helicopter crash. They are on their own. Now two rival Cabals, powerful supernatural families set up like large corporations, are seeking them to find ways to exploit their abilities. Will they be able to trust someone from the outside world for help? Perhaps they will be retaken by the Cabal they escaped from or found by the rival group looking to seize an asset. Either way, they are in for some close calls and readers are going to get plenty of suspense!