Though most everyone in their world is born in pairs, Vi and Ambrose face their separate lives alone.
Vi has always dreaded the violent mania that inevitably destroys everyone whose twin has died. She dreams of her escape from the grasp of the temple where she was abandoned. But just before her sixteenth birthday, her freedom is ripped away yet again.
Ambrose, one of the rare singleborn destined for the throne, has never felt a part of the royal world, convinced something essential was missing from him. Discovering his identity as one of the singleborn is a lie constructed by his parents, he sets out to find his missing other half.
Vi and Ambrose must learn how to join forces against the cruel system that exploits the poor and one day, the twisted religious leaders who allow it.
I grew up with my nose in a book outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After completing my M.F.A., I moved to South Korea, where I taught English and started writing my debut novel. THE DIMINISHED will be published by HarlequinTEEN in February 2018, followed by its sequel in 2019.
When I'm not staring off into space and trying to untangle some particularly troublesome plot point, I can be found in the kitchen, cooking overly elaborate meals; or at the barn, where I ride and train dressage horses; or with my husband, spoiling our sweet rescue dogs.
I am represented by Brent Taylor of Triada US Literary Agency.
Contact me via email at kaitlynsagepatterson (at) gmail (dot) com
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