The Lost Coast
Author: A.R. Capetta
Danny didn't know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like "queer" and "witch" like they're ordinary and everyday, though the words feel like an earthquake to Danny. But Danny didn't just find the Grays. They cast a spell that calls her halfway across the country because she has something they need: she can bring back Imogen, the most powerful of the Grays, missing since the summer night she wandered into the woods alone....
This contemporary fantasy is told from multiple points of view--including human, raven, and redwood--with flashbacks reaching back a century. A.R. Capetta's dreamy, enigmatic tale follows a restless teen finding friendship, love, and self-acceptance among a coven of queer witches…the unapologetic characters, diverse in sexual and gender identities as well as diverse physically and ethnically, are the real draw. This is a slow-burning, mystical, and romantic character study about the life-affirming magic of finding a place to belong after being lost for so long.