This YA supernatural mystery strands a group of teens in the desert, where an oasis saves them. But who will save them from the oasis?
Alif had exciting summer plans: working on her father's archeological dig site in the desert with four close friends ... and a very cute research assistant. Then the sandstorm hit.
Their camp wiped away, Alif and the others find themselves lost on the sands, seemingly doomed ... until they find the oasis. It has everything they need: food, water, and shade-and mysterious ruins that hide a deadly secret. As reality begins to shift around them, they question what's real and what's a mirage.
The answers turn Alif and her friends against each other, and they begin to wonder if they've truly been saved. And while it was easy to walk into the oasis, it may be impossible to leave.
This YA mystery/thriller crosses genres-survival adventure, horror, and romance-with twists worthy of JJ Abrams.
Katya de Becerra was born in Russia, studied in California, lived in Peru, and then stayed in Australia long enough to become a local. She was going to be an Egyptologist when she grew up, but instead she earned a PhD in anthropology. She currently lives in Melbourne.
"Tense, electric storytelling that makes you wonder what you would be willing to sacrifice to have your deepest longings fulfilled." --Rachael Craw, award-winning author of The Rift
"If you're someone who enjoys fantasy reads set in contemporary times with accurate referencing to science and technology with great suspense and mind boggling mystery, then this is the one for you!" --The Nerd Daily
"Beautifully written, with tense storytelling, lush descriptions, and vibrant, complex characters, OASIS is an eerie, mind-bending novel that you don't want to miss!" --Erin Cashman, author of Uncharted
"Magically eerie and creepy with a side of amazingly weird." --Candace Robinson, author of Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault and The Bride of Glass
PRAISE FOR KATYA DE BECERRA'S WHAT THE WOODS KEEP
"Blending mythology and a contemporary story of family drama, de Becerra's debut novel is a narrative that will keep readers enthralled." --Booklist
"Spooky atmospherics and moral ambiguity complement the blend of science and myth to create a thoughtful and compelling horror fantasy." --BCCB
"The characters in this debut novel are interesting and modern, particularly Hayden's humorous, vibrant roommate... Adds a new angle to the "small town with a secret" genre." --VOYA
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