“I had the lonely child’s habit of making up stories and holding conversations with imaginary persons, and I think from the very start my literary ambitions were mixed up with the feeling of being isolated and undervalued. I knew that I had a facility with words and a power of facing unpleasant facts, and I felt that this created a sort of private world in which I could get my own back for my failure in everyday life.”
- George Orwell

hello there, this is aly. this blog is going to be used as a side blog for all my writing projects and such.


"Alyssa Yuzari’s  ’A Worthy Adversary’ has a unique, modern voice with a strong command of dialogue that keeps the plot moving.” - V. Arrow, author of The Panem Companion.

"A Worthy Adversary is full of action, high stakes, and pop culture references aplenty, and ends on a note that makes it clear Jim Marks’ story is just beginning.” -Hannah Johnson, author of Know Not Why.

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In this world, super-powered humans, called metahumans, live among us. One of them is 15-year-old Jim Marks, a rebellious teenager who is soon offered the chance to be a vigilante and a hero. But when the woman who outed the metahuman community is assassinated, Jim, with the help of his friends, tries to figure out the mystery. What they discover is not a simple murder but a plot and conspiracy involving the best-kept secret of metahumans, a tinge of destiny, fate and things that shouldn’t exist staring them straight in the face. The worst thing? Jim is stuck in the middle of it all.

Called “excellent”, “brilliant and enticing" and "quick-moving and action packed”, A Worthy Adversary follows young Jim Marks in his journey of discovery, the world that surrounds him and the deep secrets that begin to shape his future. This anticipated novel explores universal themes of knowing what it’s like to be different, growing up when you shouldn’t have to, the meaning of family and discovering who we really are. 

update: where to find AWA in your ebookstore

ETA: AWA can now be downloaded for free!

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