All Lali Yavari wanted for her sixteenth birthday was for her mom to come back. Instead, she starts flashing between realities and seeing people disappear before her very eyes. Then the unsettling Kai Awana shows up at school, and Lali soon discovers she has inherited the ability to astral project—with a surprising twist. When Kai offers to use his own unique ability to help Lali find her mother in exchange for her help on a misguided mission, she can't refuse...even if she's not quite sure she can trust him.

Don't miss this award-winning urban fantasy adventure, where what one girl learns about her mother’s past will make her question everything she thought was true—and just might put her entire family in even more danger.




1st place category winner - 2016 DANTE ROSSETTI AWARDs for young adult fiction



silver medalist - 2016 The wishing shelf book awards

Debut author McPike crosses large family dynamics with tightly conceived superpowers to maximum effect … An intriguing story driven equally by plot, characters, and angst.
— Kirkus Reviews
Well-written, cleverly plotted, and full of twists and turns … I look forward to the next book in the series!
— Patrick Hodges, award-winning author of JOSHUA'S ISLAND
I loved every minute of the world K.J. McPike has created. I’ve read many paranormal books and this was a breath of minty freshness! I need the sequel, and I needed it yesterday.
— PRUF Reads
One of those rare literary treats that truly has something for everyone … XODUS is a modern YA classic in the making.
— Apex Reviews
Readers will be unable to help being drawn in to Lali’s story.
— InD’tale Magazine
New and refreshing … I’d definitely recommend this one.
— Michelle Lynn, author of the DAWN OF REBELLION series
I absolutely adore the book, along with the characters. The plot line is amazing, and all in all, just the style of the author’s writing is cool.
— Teen Lit Review
A welcome addition to the YA urban fantasy genre … [XODUS] includes enough tantalizing twists and turns to captivate readers, transforming them into instant fans.
One heck of a first book.
— Curled Up With a Good Kid’s Book
A gripping, refreshing novel.
— Adelle Yeung, author of THE CYCLE OF SIX MOONS series
I was hooked from the first sentence … I could not put it down.
— Crossroad Reviews
This book is full of delicious twists and turns that my bookish soul devoured … McPike is a plot twist genius.
— LibroLiv
I am in love with the style in which K.J. McPike writes … This book had me on the edge of my seat with every twist and turn from the very beginning.
— T.L. McDonald, author of the MARKED series
This book had me hooked from the very first chapter and I was left on the edge of my seat until the very last page.
— The Little Wise Owl
Riveting from the beginning to the end.
— Kelly St Clare, author of THE TAINTED ACCORDS series
A fun, well paced read with a fresh, new concept.
— Can't Stop Won't Stop Books
Ms. McPike makes the unreal, believable. Her characters are interesting and well developed . . . The storyline was smart and engaging . . . I found myself having to force myself to put it down so I could go to sleep at night. I am a fan!
— The Next Great Read
McPike has written relatable characters, engaging suspense and a storyline that certainly drew me in … K.J. McPike and the Astralis novels are certainly worth keeping an eye out for.
— Beauty and Lace
Spectacular … a book that every fantasy fan should read.
— Story For Dessert
A compelling story with relatable characters. I recommend this book for teens and adults both.
— Matthew P. Buscemi, author of SHRÖDINGER'S CITY
The description is so beautifully done … I am thoroughly impressed with K.J. McPike’s writing style … the plot is very well crafted with realistic characters woven with a well thought out story.
— Techie Tonics
KJ has crafted an original and thought provoking first effort with the skill of a veteran writer … readers are left fully satisfied yet wanting more.
A great and entertaining read.
— My Random Book Thoughts
Lali is a strong and very likable heroine and I was rooting for her the entire way.
— G.K. De Rosa, author of the GUARDIAN series
I enjoyed how XODUS makes the development of paranormal powers a process that reminds me as a reader to understand how much work, and sometimes bruises, it takes to be good at something new. I recommend XODUS and am looking forward to the next installment in the Astralis Series.
— Readers' Favorite
Wow! XODUS is a well written novel. I was impressed with both the writing skills of the author and the plot of the story … I read XODUS in one day.
— Louis Clay, author of BONDS