Forgotten

Forgotten by Stacy Claflin

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Imagine that you wake up to discover that eighteen months have passed since you remember going to sleep. That’s the reality that Alexis awakes to. She finds herself in the home of the human family who raised her and desperately needs to return to the castle where she is needed to win the war that has been brewing.

Not only has everyone disappeared, but everything in her life is the opposite of what it should be. Nothing can prepare her for what she discovers, and once again she finds herself not knowing who she can trust.

Praise for the Transformed Series

“A very entertaining read that kept me on edge…read it almost in one day!” -Uncommon Chick

“I loved too that this book never left me feeling as if I knew what was going to happen next.” -A Nagel

“WOW! Great Read!” -A. Fratarcangeli

Excerpt #1

I rolled over in bed, trying to ignore the alarm. A song was playing that I’d never heard and the bed felt different. I opened one eye and sat up, looking around in shock and horror. I was in my bedroom at my human family’s home. But I had gone to sleep in my room in the castle. I should have opened my eyes and found myself there.

Sighing, I turned the alarm off. My room was completely different. Things had been moved around, there were new things that I didn’t recognize, and the walls were even a different color. Rubbing my eyes, I tried to figure out what was going on. What was the last thing that I could remember? The memories of the last months at the castle filled my mind….

What had happened? Why couldn’t I remember how I’d gotten here?

My dad came in. “What are you still doing in bed?”

I stared at him. He had a new haircut and was wearing new clothes. He didn’t usually buy new clothes and he never changed his haircut.

“It’s graduation day. You don’t have time to waste. You’re giving the big speech today,” he said, smiling as only a proud dad could.

Graduation? My graduation wasn’t for another year and a half! Like my ex-friend, Emma, had said: that was practically forever. “Are you kidding me?”

His face went pale. “No, Alexis. I’m not. Tell me that you haven’t forgotten.”

How could it be my graduation day? It wasn’t even Christmas of my Junior year yet.

“Janet!” my dad called out. “She’s having another memory lapse! Come in here!”

A memory lapse? Another memory lapse?

Excerpt #2

My mom ran into my room, looking panicked. “Not today! Alexis, what day do you think it is?”

“I don’t know exactly. Sometime in December of my Junior year. You know, time to make cookies and buy a Christmas tree.” I looked at my window and saw the sun shining brightly through the sides of my shades. The sun never shined like that in the winter in Delphic Cove. I got up and opened my blinds, nearly blinding myself. It was definitely a Northwest summer day. I couldn’t deny it.

I looked toward Cliff’s house and could tell that it was a different color than it had been only about a month ago.

My parents were watching me, both looking a little sad and stressed out. I was beginning to feel the same way.

I sighed. “So, today’s my high school graduation?”

My mom nodded. “It’s this afternoon, but you have a lot to do before then. You need to get there early for some kind of meeting. You probably wrote everything down, because you keep meticulous notes in case you have another lapse. You always say that you don’t want us babying you. We’ll help you through this lapse as much as we can, though.”

I looked in the driveway and was relieved to see my blue convertible Lexus sitting in the driveway. At least that was still there.

“Why is Cliff’s house green?”

My parents looked at each other. My dad said, “He moved away when Brooke’s family moved.” Then he thought to himself, ‘I hope she doesn’t go through that heartache again.’

At least I could still read minds.

“What about Tanner?” I asked slowly.

My parents looked at each other again.

“His mom and brother moved away after he’d been gone a year. Alexis, nobody thinks he’s coming back,” my mom said, with tears in her eyes.

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