He’s a living weapon. She’s a teenage fugitive. Together, they’ll either uncover an alien conspiracy…or die trying.
Erika Holt is one school year away from freedom, but a twist of fate could turn her into a fugitive. When a fun night in the Arizona desert turns deadly, Erika only survives with the help of a mysterious creature. She’s faced with an impossible decision: risk her future to hide her savior or do nothing and condemn him to a life in a cage.
Bred as a weapon, Number Nine’s spliced genes give him the power to kill with his mind. Part alien, part human, he’s never known kindness or love… until his escape from the top-secret government facility brings him face to face with a spunky 17-year-old girl. On the run from black ops mercenaries, Erika and Number Nine must work together to uncover the secrets of his origins before the Earth is thrown into intergalactic war.
HALF: The Deep Beneath is the first book in a gripping YA sci-fi trilogy. If you like alien encounters, fast-paced action, and intergalactic romance, then you’ll love Natalie Wright’s award-winning adventure.
Targeted Age Group: 14-19
Genre: YA – Science Fiction
What was your inspiration for this book?
I have loved stories about aliens and space since my early childhood. Roswell fascinates me and one of my all-time favorite shows is the X-Files. With all that in mind, a Gram Rabbit song called "Cowboys & Aliens" inspired my imagination to ponder: What if the Roswell crash were real, and they recovered a live alien as well as debris? And what if they engineered a human alien hybrid in a clandestine lab? From there, the story flowed quickly into the young adult sci-fi adventure that became H.A.L.F.: The Deep Beneath.
Why did you decide to produce an audiobook?
Talking with readers at comic cons and book festivals, many requested an audiobook version. I want readers to be able to read my book in whatever version they like to read best.
How did you choose the reader for the book and the production company?
I have used ACX to find narrators for all of my audiobooks. We had over 30 auditions for H.A.L.F.: The Deep Beneath! Choosing Andrew to read was easy—he simply gave the best performance. Listeners have said they especially enjoy his performance of Tex.
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