[NEEDS EDITING] Staying in one place was never an option for sixteen year-old Valerie Hampton and her family. Life was never easy, and she never thought it would be. When her father decides to move to Beacon Hills, California to start a career as a police deputy, Valerie isn't exactly thrilled with the idea. After her mother's sudden and mysterious death, she only has one theory: change is bad. Especially when life doesn't improve in the new town. Until one night. Valerie finds herself alone in the woods, unaware of the fate that is approaching her rapidly. But that one moment changes everything. She can see, hear, and do things that no one else can. But when Valerie learns that Beacon Hills is crawling with her kind, she knows that the place isn't the quaint small town that she's heard of. Beacon Hills isn't what it seems. And it's effecting Valerie in terrible ways. She begins to experience nightmares and visions that even she can't explain. And along with every day life, can she hold onto the life that she's striving to keep? Through the chaos, Valerie will learn to love, live her own life, and find out the chilling secrets that have been hidden from her for her entire life. Because a bite can change everything.