NOVUS Awards and Honors: 2015 New Apple Book Awards, "Official Selection" Winner in the E-Book Young Adult category 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, Winner Best Books in the Young Adult category 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards, Bronze Medal Winner in the Young Adult - General category 2016 Book Excellence Awards, Finalist in the Young Adult category 2016 indieBRAG, B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree 2016 New York Book Festival, "Honorable Mention" Winner in the Sci-fi category "Honorable Mention" Winner in the Young Adult category: 2016 Hollywood Book Festival 2016 Northern California Book Festival 2016 Southern California Book Festival 2017 Florida Book Festival Ideal for Hunger Games and Divergent fans, Crystal Marcos delivers Novus, a riveting novel set in a dystopian future of action-adventure, suspense, and romance. Intriguing characters and a gripping storyline keep the reader turning page after page. Being a teenager is hard enough. And what if your life's path is predetermined? On top of that, you aren't even Human? Cayden was given life as a Cresecren. He expected to live out his days with the dysfunctional Human family he was assigned to serve. One fateful night, however, landed him in Gavaron, the home of maimed, elderly, or defiant Cresecren. Beyond its borders is the Den, an area much more dangerous than he ever imagined. Now seventeen, Cayden unwittingly becomes involved in a conspiracy and is one of a handful of survivors fleeing a deadly attack. They set off on a perilous journey in search of refuge and the truth. Along the way, Cayden begins to comprehend the difference between fully living and merely surviving, while trying to balance his emotions and a forbidden love.