These people aren't saving me after all.
There's no other reason for this. They must be psychos like those mutant hillbillies from that one movie. The barn's going to be full of jars of eyes and noses and all sorts of sharp, scary farm tools.
"What are you doing?" I yell, hoping that someone, anyone can hear me way out here. My throat burns with the force of my screaming. “Did you see anyone else where you found me?”
The barn blocks out the sun and I'm in darkness.
There’s no light except for pinpricks that shine through the old walls and a circle of blue sky at the peak of the barn's roof. I blink and my eyes adjust. The floor's clean, perfect concrete. All the hay’s been swept up against the walls. No bloodstains. It doesn’t reassure me as much as I want, though.
"Lay her down," the woman orders. It's clear she's in charge here.
They lift me higher. The roof gets closer for a second. They move me to the side and set me back down. My back meets a table with a cloth on it. Or a slab. I’m not sure. I’m still looking up. The woman keeps her grip on my arms, pushing down tight enough to keep me from breaking away. The man does the same with my ankles. They’re holding me down to some kind of altar or something. The hole in the ceiling lets a beam of light down. It lands on my chest, forming a ring of light on my new Wild Weather Chase Tours T-shirt. Or is it a target?
I bite my lip, keeping the screams in. I can't let them know I'm scared. It's what psychotic people want when they do this stuff. I have to keep my cool and find a way out of here.
"Okay," I say, trying to collect myself. "Why are you holding me here? In case you haven't noticed, I just survived a tornado and my uncle's missing. I want some answers."
The woman looks down at me, keeping her elbows locked and holding down my arms. She's strong, way stronger than she should be, and her face is smooth and sharp in a way that's borderline creepy. It almost looks like a mask. "You're about to join the family that you've always wanted."
Twisted (Deathwind Trilogy #1)
Title: Twisted (Deathwind Trilogy #1)
Publication date: July 15, 2013
Author: Holly Hook
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Sixteen-year-old Allie’s going on the vacation of her life: tornado chasing. What can possibly go wrong with that?
But a terrifying, magical experience leaves Allie shocked and confused, and she learns that she now bears an awful curse.
Every time there’s a storm, she turns into a tornado. Literally.
Allie has no choice but to flee her hometown–if she stays, her new powers could harm or even kill everyone she loves.
She must return to the plains and find those who made her this way. But this journey is only the beginning of her adventure.
Twisted is the first book of the Deathwind Trilogy, a new young adult and teen paranormal romance series. The second book, Torn, is also available. Book Three of the Deathwind Trilogy, Unleashed, will be released in Summer of 2015.
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