"The basic plot of the story is absolutely gripping and it teaches us to be careful what we wish for because sometimes, wishes do come true.[...]
The story is absolutely beautifully written with great characters and a fast paced and interesting plot. There's never a moment where you're bored while reading this." - about book #1 Pragati, Goodreads
Release Date: September 22nd, 2017
Cover Designer Jeff Minkevics
Courtney Wallis wants nothing more than to escape St. Augustus boarding school. After uncovering a well-kept secret about the school’s founder, Isaac Young, Courtney turns to the school’s magic to convince her dad to let her leave. Things take a turn when she meets Cole, who lives in the nearby town of Evergreen. He gives her hope that things might not be so bad. However, the fountain has other ideas, and binds Courtney to her ambition, no matter the cost.
As Courtney struggles to keep the magic from taking over, she and her friends get drawn into the mystery woven into the school’s fabric. Everything seems to lead back to the forbidden West Woods. Together, she and her friends seek out the spirits of the past to ask for help, and find themselves in much deeper than they’d bargained for. If they succeed, Courtney could be free of the magic. If they fail, she may never be the same.
From the author:
The West Woods is Book 2 of The Fountain Series, a prequel that takes place the year before The Fountain. It’s Courtney’s story – how she came to be the hardened person that she was in The Fountain (hint – it has to do with MAGIC!). It also answers lots of questions about the St. Augustus campus, the connection between the school’s founder and its teachers, and more.
This book was so much fun to write. Courtney has a softer side. She has amazing friendships that came to life in this book. There is still magic, and romance, of course – but the friendships that developed in this book were amazing to write.
Careful what you wish for. It just might come true.
In the forbidden West Woods, Ava stumbles on the secret fountain that has granted wishes to St. Augustus students for generations. Unknowingly, she watches the coin she tosses disappear and with it the world around her as she knows it.
In a quest to undo the damage she’s done, she and alumni kid Ethan break every campus rule unravelling a tangled web of history. Ava discovers that what’s right isn’t always clear and finds herself torn between a love she’s always known and one she has yet to explore.
The Fountain is a Prix Aurora Award 2016 Finalist For Best Young Adult Novel.
About the author:
Suzy Vadori is an Operations executive by day, Writer by night. The Fountain is her debut novel for Young Adults. Suzy is an involved member of the Calgary Writers' community, service as Program Manager for Young Adult at When Words Collide (a Calgary festival for readers and Writers) since 2013. Suzy lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her husband and three kids.