When a shy girl and her dragon-like companion discover their country's idyllic weather comes at a steep--and secret--cost, they recruit fellow students to defy authority and attempt to spread the truth.
Storm beasts and their guardians create perfect weather every day, and Mina longs for a storm beast of her own. But when the gentle girl bonds with a lightning beast--a creature of fire and chaos--everyone's certain it's a mistake. Everyone but Mina and the beast himself, Pixit. Quickly enrolled in lightning school, Mina struggles to master a guardian's skills, and she discovers that her country's weather comes at a devastating cost--a cost powerful people wish to hide. Mina's never been the type to speak out, but someone has to tell the truth, and, with Pixit's help, she resolves to find a way to be heard.
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Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Paperback, 320 pages, Ages 10-12. Publisher: Clarion Books, June 9, 2020. 9780358206385