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“A poignant and heartfelt journey.” —Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil series, on Cold Summer
Every day, Sam endures the same subway ride on her way to school, but when she meets a boy named Reid, suddenly her daily commute isn’t so ordinary. Reid has the ability to teleport—or, drift, as he calls it—and for the first time, Sam has the opportunity to travel anywhere without a passport or plane ticket.
But as their two worlds come together, Sam discovers her family had been keeping secrets from her, and meeting Reid was just the beginning of unraveling the truth. When drifters begin to disappear, Sam has no choice but to face the threat when she finds out her family is among the missing.
As Reid and Sam start their search for the missing drifters, help comes from the most unexpected of places. After a significant breakthrough, Reid is taken, and Sam finds herself alone in a world she knows nothing about. With the enemy closing in, she soon realizes she’s the only person who can save them all.
About the Author
Gwen Cole is an award-winning author of Cold Summer and Ride On. She grew up in northern New York and, after moving to Virginia, she met her husband while playing in a hardcore band. When she’s not writing, you can find her playing Xbox, skiing in the winter, playing softball in the summer, and always watching too much Netflix. She now lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her family, always longing for colder winters.
Praise for Cold Summer
"Cold Summer is quietly intense, and filled with simple beauty. A story of a girl who has lost her place, a boy lost in time, and the universal pull to find home." —Kristen Simmons, author of Article 5 and Metaltown
"A heart-wrenching ride through past and present, Cold Summer beautifully explores the bonds of family—the ones we're born into, and the ones we choose." —Sarah Marsh, author of Fear the Drowning Deep
“A poignant and heartfelt journey.” —Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil series
"An addictive, emotional, deeply original, and beautifully-written time-travel tale that simultaneously offers up an engrossing plot and complex, real relationships. Just incredible! Read it." —Martina Boone, award-winning author of Compulsion and the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy
"There's no time like the present in this time-travel romance." —Kirkus Reviews
"Cold Summer is a romance at its heart—a true coming of age. The time travel element is a unique obstacle the lovers must overcome. . . . A good summer pick for fans of romance." —Historical Novel Society
Praise for Ride On
"A dusty, gritty, hair-raising adventure across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. It's impossible not to root for Cole's unlikely heroes." —Erin Bowman, author of Vengeance Road and Retribution Rails
"A starkly violent Western with surprising turns of tenderness." —Kirkus Reviews
"Nonstop action quickly turns the book into a page-turner and the well-drawn, complex characters are easy to like. The emotional maturity of the main characters adds depth to what could otherwise be a typical action-story plot and the romance, while understated, rings true. A richly drawn world provides a dim, gloomy context for a bright, intense story. VERDICT: Recommended as a first purchase." —School Library Journal