“Spellbinding.” — Halo Scot, author of Edge of the Breach
“Captivating and smart… I found myself wanting more!” — Ash Knight, author of Stay
“Unputdownable… a must read.” — Evan Knapp, Founding Member of Queer Indie
“Love’s story stands out in its originality, with themes of science and spirituality, and a conflict that is strongly and intelligently articulated.” — Readers Favorite
“This book is like no other, the story will linger with you long after you’ve turned the last page…” — Medea Kalantar, author of the Honeycake children’s book series
What would you do if you accidentally discovered a holographic portal into the cosmos, in the basement of your high school's library? Would you take the leap of faith?
Ever since the fatal night her mother was taken hostage by a homicidal maniac, sixteen-year-old Jo has been plagued by debilitating nightmares. As she tries to unravel her bleak reality while attending Forest Hill Academy, a preppy co-ed private school, Jo and her friends discover a mysterious gateway into a Black Hole. Accidentally, evil is released from the portal as demonic parasites spread throughout the school. One by one they turn her classmates into an army of sleepwalkers, serving the Lord of Darkness in a sinister plot for universal domination.
When Jo is activated by the Council of Light, she discovers her mission and confronts her celestial identity, revealing the mystery of existence. With the help of her best friends and a Galactic Compass, Jo unleashes the cosmic powers of creation to prevent the Darkness from enslaving all of humanity into obscurity. Will she be able to decode the artificial system in time to save her friends and the sacred Light?
As the first book in the Ascending Angel Academy series, The De-Coding of Jo is a beautiful melding of fantasy, paranormal and science fiction with a diverse, gender inclusive cast that young adult readers can fully immerse themselves in.