About The Book:
Not every hero is lucky enough to be born a mutant, wizard, or demi-god.
For generations the Hathaway family has fought against the secret forces of magic, monsters, and mad science. But when her archaeologist parents died five years ago while saving the world Samantha Hathaway left that life behind and grew up to become a normal 14-year-old small town girl. When the theft of a powerful ancient artifact and the return of an evil sorcerer, with ties to her parents, threatens to spark a war between science and magic all eyes turn to Sam. But is she a savior or a suspect?
As if things weren’t crazy enough she also inherits a spot at the brand new Miller’s Grove Academy, a school designed to train the best and brightest teens into the leaders of the 21st Century.
Instead of the usual cliques of geeks, nerds, jocks, and cheerleaders she was prepared to deal with in High School, Sam finds herself the least talented student in a school full of video game champions, eccentric inventors, monster hunters, pop stars, and wannabe world emperors. Not to mention the hoverboard experiments, ray guns, and exotic private zoo.
She makes some new enemies and some new friends, including the adventurous Lucas, and his mysterious roommate, Natch.
With the forces of science and magic gearing up for battle it is up to Samantha and her new friends to find the real thief, prevent a war, confront the most powerful sorcerer in history, and usher in the next, and possibly last, Heroic Age.
Worst. Freshman Year. Ever.
Book One of Six.
Recommended for fans of Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl, Alphas, Harry Potter, I Am Number Four, and Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.
Bret Schulte lives in Iowa where he is currently using a combination of passion and caffeine to finish his next young adult novel.