#S-5 YA Urban Fantasy: AN UNCOMMON BLUE
When Bruno grabs the hand of a suicidal Green, he saves the
boy’s life and forever alters his own. Now he must choose between
tearing down Télesphore’s color barriers, or saving his own crumbling
Madame Axelle winked as she dropped an exam on my desk. “Good luck,
Bruno,” she whispered.
I tried to smile, but only managed a grimace. The final was thick this
year. I fingered the edge of the packet, waiting for permission to
turn it over.
Why was I so nervous? Yeah, it was the last test before
classification, but I had remembered to study. What I’d forgotten was
the protein bars. Only two hours past lunch and I was already getting
The room went dark.
“Begin,” Madame Axelle said.
I blinked, waiting for my eyes to adjust to the dim light. I knew the
school just wanted to make it harder for us to see our neighbor’s
answers, but trying to write while using my palm as a lamp was not one
of my strengths.
I flipped the test over and by the bluish light of my fire, read the
first question: According to Télesphorian legend, how did the first
man and woman populate the world?