Kokab hungers to be a Perfect in a world where her emotions are her greatest flaw. But when her planet faces extinction, her sympathy makes her the best ambassador to persuade humans to accept her people. Failure means invasion, but success means she will never become a Perfect. Ags dreams of graduating from the Academy and becoming a guardian of Earth.
Obsessed with all things human, she's eager to spend time on the unique planet. But when she uncovers an impending invasion, she's willing to lose everything, including herself, to stop it.
My copper hair is gone, replaced with uneven strands that drop from my scalp in 203 shades of brown...I press my finger to my cheek, and my skin indents against the pressure. So weak and malleable. My stomach drops. I am changed, no longer an Almost. Not even a Different.
I am human.
Michelle Carpenter is a developmental editor with Eschler Editing and a
professional blogger. She's written hundreds of blogs and news articles for
local and national companies. She also has a children's story in an anthology.
As the daughter of an Army officer, she grew up traveling the country and has lived by sandy beaches, southern woods, towering cities, and the rocky mountains. Now, she resides in the countryside of Tooele, UT with her husband and baby girls. She enjoys seeing what wildlife and farm animals dare venture into her yard only to be chased by her toddlers. Wherever family is is home.