The New Recruit

Where do you draw the line?

Would you do something you knew was wrong if it meant protecting the people you love…

…from yourself?


by Elise Abram

“A short, well-written book that keeps you entertained throughout…worth a read”

—Carissa Reads It All blog

“You know that feeling when you’re totally fangirling a new YA and you want more, more, more? When you discover a new author and you just can’t get enough? That’s how I feel after reading Elise Abram…The New Recruit is a plot-driven emotional rollercoaster.”

—Maria Samurin, author

“A quick and interesting read…very well-written and I…enjoyed the book.”

—Amazon reviewer


In her new young adult contemporary novel, THE NEW RECRUIT, author Elise Abram takes you back to your teenage years, when acceptance and belonging meant more than almost anything else.

How far would you go to feel a part of the group?

To feel loved?

…Hunger, Famine, Global Warming, Extinction…

How far would you go to cure the ills of the world?

Sixteen-year-old Judith is left to answer this very question when she meets Cain. Cain is the most beautiful human being Judith has ever seen, but he hides a dangerous secret.

When Cain’s recruits her for a job working with his surrogate father, her whole life changes. Things are great at first, but the more she learns about Cain’s world of climate crusaders, the more she questions his motives behind singling her out.

Will Judith find a way out before it’s too late if it means isolating herself from the one person she holds most dear?

In a time when jobs are scarce, politics are unstable, and the future is uncertain, all of us are vulnerable, willing to blindly follow a charismatic leader in exchange for the promise of a stable world view.


Elise Abram has been a high school teacher of English and Computer Studies for more than 20 years, providing coaching to writers of all ages and at all levels of development from middle school through Ph.D. candidate. She is a former archaeologist, editor, publisher, award-winning author, avid reader of literary and science fiction, and student of the human condition.

Abram is best known as a science fiction and young adult novelist, but her writing interests are diverse. She has published everything from science fiction for adults (Phase Shift) and young adults (I Was, Am, Will Be Alice), to young adult paranormal (The Revenant: A YA paranormal adventure with zombies), police procedural (Throwaway Child and The Mummy Wore Combat Boots), and young adult contemporary (The New Recruit).

In addition to her works of fiction are two non-fiction books, Paleo, Gluten-free, and Low-Carb Mug Muffins (cookbook), and Best Practice Blog Tours (How-to).


Get the Publicity Package.