Afflicted (Book 1 in progress; NaNoWriMo 201...
Ted Blake lives a repetitive, isolated life. His parents were killed when he was very little, he's haunted by his neurological disorder, Synesthesia, and the only thing he has that links him to his past is his best friend, Soraya.
Out of the blue, he and Soraya are whisked away from their home, and thrown into a world of incredible people — Arcana, as they're called. They're all gifted with powers, and Ted is no different. Mostly.
Soon enough, Ted begins to discover that his ability have a flip side — when he sings, willingly or not, he becomes a super powered, unstoppable tidal wave of power. And despite it being his power, he can't help but wonder if it's himself who is wielding it.