Discern, Mosaic Chronicles Book One
Nicole Williams is an Arete-a fourth child with magical abilities-yet no matter how hard she tries, she can't Channel her power. In fact, she seems to be the only student at Katon University who fails at magic.
That doesn't stop magic from finding her. It starts with possessed books and magical currents before moving quickly to freaky shadows and cursed spiders. Nicole turns to her best friend, Lizzie, for help, along with fellow student Austin Young, who is considered by all a magical rarity. He also happens to be the hottest guy on campus and just might be interested in her.
Nicole soon finds herself competing to be included on a university-led expedition to Arches National Park. She is determined to show everyone, but mostly herself, that she does belong. Yet, to qualify for the trip, she must produce at least a speck of Wind magic, and that appears to be impossible.
As the competition progresses, Nicole wonders if she's making the right choice-especially when she learns that the strange fossils they'll be studying in Arches might not be as dead as everyone thinks.
Winner of the 2014 Swoony Award for best YA Paranormal Romance.