The people need Justice, but she's not listening. One hundred years before, the Great Sickness reduced the world to three dystopian cities. Now the community of Asphodel is trapped underground, waiting for the prophesied maiden of Justice to rescue them. Sixteen-year-old Astrea is supposed to be this savior - too bad for them she isn't a believer. Astrea fights her fate until discovering a power she never knew she had, and a handsome ally she never expected. With her life in danger, Astrea must choose between saving her city or herself. This thrilling young adult adventure is the first in the richly-imagined Starbright series, which is laced with mystery, romance, and mythology. Justice Buried will have you questioning fate versus free will along with Astrea, and wondering who can be trusted when everyone is keeping secrets.
I’m Hilary, and I used to be such a practical girl. Then I let the stories out.
Now I create worlds, people, and problems that are grounded in real life, if you accept that real life has magic around every turn. I was born to parents who made a habit of taking roads less traveled. But I was also a first child, and an independent, willful child, so I’ve made a habit of taking a few roads on my own. Now I teach Creative Writing, English, and AP Literature, write whenever and wherever I can, and read as much as my eyes can handle. I play superheroes and dress up games and read books in bed with my own independent, willful children and play at homesteading and world traveling with my wonderful soulmate of a husband. I tend to ignore laundry and dirty dishes.
"All young adult fiction should be written like this...a gripping, exciting, and heart-breaking tale." - Readers' Favorite, K.C. Finn
"Justice Buried is full of twists and turns. It's intricate and addictive." - The YA Buzz
"The Starbright series is exciting and unique - dystopian mixed with fantasy and science fiction." - My Nook, Books & More