Ashes and Blood
by Katie Zaber
When an otherworldly tree captures the attention of Megan and her friends, they find the environment morphing around them, transferring them to an exotic planet. Stuck in a rural town, maimed by a plague, a chance encounter with a familiar face gives Megan and her friends some security, until they are attacked and stalked by planet Dalya’s humanoid inhabitants—who focus on Megan. After a knight, sent by the Fae King kidnaps Megan, she wakes up a prisoner, learning that there is much more to this strange world, and it is oddly more like her own than she ever would have expected.