510 Pages
ISBN 978-1946202666

“The action of Hunger Games, the scope of Maze Runner, and the heart of The Selection, all under one ocean!”

What if you spent 12 years preparing for one chance to succeed? What if at the bottom, there was nowhere to go but down?

Only the best can begin career training at Gaia Sur, the elite academy on the ocean floor. Only the best can leave home forever so their families can thrive.

Being afraid of failure would be normal, but Jazwyn Ripley fears success after working her entire life for a chance at more than just the Seaboard North apprenticeships….after all, how do you say goodbye to everything you've ever known?

Deciding to jump in or stay ashore only gets harder when Jazz starts receiving cryptic messages from the earth's core, especially after an elusive Liddick Wright seems to know why. It's not long before all the cadets discover the road to everything they ever wanted now leads somewhere they never intended to go, and one decision will change the course of their lives for good: should they navigate by their maps...or their hearts?

Fast-paced, character-driven, and full of plot twists you'll never see coming, take a deep breath and dive into AQUA, the first book in The Elements series.

Tracy Korn

About Tracy Korn (South Bend, Indiana Author)

Tracy Korn

Tracy Korn's years of teaching high school English have convinced her that teenagers are superheroes. Their resiliency, drive, and passion for making the world a better place inspired her character driven, high action and adventure debut novel, AQUA, which is the first the The Elements series. Tracy is also a robotics coach, novice cinematographer, film buff, and all around science geek who may or may not have a "Lip Smackers" chapstick addiction.

Tracy holds Master's degrees from Indiana University in Secondary Education, in Language, Culture, and Literacy Education, and in English. She lives in Indiana with her husband and their two very own superheroes. Stay in touch at

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