Introducing Ilana Waters, author of Approaching Night
Ilana Waters writes fantasy for those who like it fast, funny, and fierce. Cross-blended creatures, supernatural ass-kicking, ancient cities, crypts, beheadings, bombs, alternate-Victorian worlds magical gardens, insane asylums, and ancient gods?
What do you do when darkness calls your name?
“Almost everyone is convinced I’m mad. But I’m not sure I believe them.”
Seventeen-year-old Seluna doesn’t know why she was admitted to an all-female insane asylum called Silver Hill. She doesn’t know exactly how she makes inanimate objects come to life. And she can’t figure out the reason for the sadistic and brutal experiments on girls here—many of whom are never heard from again.
When Seluna sneaks out to the moonlit, forbidden garden behind Silver Hill, she meets a mysterious boy swimming in a pond. She senses there’s a connection between him and what’s happening at the asylum, but he’s not telling what. Then there are the screams from down long halls and the constant absence of light. No doubt they’re all part of the scheme concocted by the merciless head of the facility, Dr. Catron. He’s growing more and more frantic and violent in an attempt to find the person—or thing—he’s looking for.
Yes, there’s a lot Seluna doesn’t know about Silver Hill. About why moonlight, madness, and murder are following her. But she needs to find out fast . . . before she becomes the next victim.
(Set in the nineteenth century of an alternate world called Hartlandia, Approaching Night is a YA gothic fantasy).