Seventeen year old Sara Lobos spends every summer on her grandparents’ farm in the middle of nowhere Portugal. It’s the perfect chance to recharge, work on a few college applications, and drink tons of espresso while checking out cute guys at the local cafes. But this year, weird visions of people and places from other times keep popping up everywhere, making her question her sanity. In one of those moments, she meets the handsome but way too old-fashioned Sebastian, the strange boy in the woods who is so much more than he seems… four centuries more. His only request—to free him from the prison beyond time for which she is the only key. Because of him, she becomes wrapped up in a world of lost kings and a limbo where time stands still. But when she discovers her best friend is a part of an ancient society whose purpose is to stop her, she begins to question her destiny.
Now Sara has to decide who to trust—the boy who knows her better than anyone else on earth or the king who needs her to save him and, if he's telling the truth, the world.
THE DESIRED is a 72,000 word young adult contemporary fantasy novel with series potential. I feel that readers of who are craving more stories set in international settings, such as Die For Me or Demonglass, would enjoy this manuscript.