After going from demon hunter to babysitter, seventeen-year-old SHADOW has truly hit rock bottom. One week he's slaughtering demons, and the next he has ten super-powered teenagers in his care. Shadow needs them, because without them he can't hope to defeat his new foe. But he's never dealt with other teenagers before. He never had a real childhood. He's always been a loner. Hell, he's tried the whole having-a-pet thing. It died.
Shadow's mission: save the world and ensure his entire team survives the potential apocalypse. If MAEDARA, self-proclaimed fashionista and Queen of Evil, wasn't trying to rule the world, it'd be cake. Now, not only does Shadow have to deal with teens more concerned with going to the mall than fighting evil, but also a villain who, in his opinion, makes Lady Gaga look like Mother Theresa
Dylan O’Brien as Shadow
Shadow is 17(20) years old. His special power is umbrakinesis, or the ability of shadow-manipulation. He is on a mission to save the world from evil. He can’t do it alone, so he recruits a team of teenagers with special powers/abilities.
Demi Lovato as Ellie
Ellie is 17 years old. Her special power is chryokinesis, or the ability of ice-manipulation. Recruited by Shadow, she is determined to help save the world and protect innocent lives – even if it means losing her own.
Chandler Canterbury as Tereya
Tereya is 13 years old. His special power is geokinesis, or the ability of earth-manipulation. Saved by Shadow in the beginning of the novel, Tereya is determined to prove that he is more than just a child.
Quinn Lord as Isaac
Isaac is 14 years old. His special power is energy manipulation. He can act as an amplifier to increase the power of others. In addition, he can channel his own energy into objects like a battery. Isaac is loyal to Kay because of his connection with her.
Elizabeth Gillies as Kay
Molly C. Quinn as Faith
Faith is 17 years old and the twin sister of Tristan. Her special powers are future sight and healing. She’s the only one who can seem to keep Tristan under control. Her powers are very useful in the team’s survival.
Adam Hicks as Tristan
Tristan is 17 years old and the twin brother of Faith. His special power is pyrokinesis, or fire-manipulation. With a temperament to match his powers, he finds himself at odds with the other members constantly.
Elle Fanning as Crystal
Crystal is 15 years old. Her special power is metallokinesis, or the ability to manipulate all metals. Her mood is like the weather – hard to predict. She comes from a rich family and has no problem putting her money where her mouth is.
Logan Lerman as Ethan
Ethan is 1000 years old, or 17 years old in human. He’s an angel sent to earth and born as a human to protect Crystal. He is her guardian angel. His special power is lumokinesis, or the ability to manipulate light. He is very calm and believes strongly in the greater good.
Jeremy Shada as Ryan
Ryan is 16 years old. His special power is aerokinesis, or the ability to manipulate air/wind. He is very mischievous and always cracking a joke. He is also very trustworthy and loyal.
Colton Shires As Cameryn
Cameryn is 15 years old. His special power is molecular combustion, or the ability to accelerate molecules to the point of explosion. He is abused by his parents and village until he’s rescued by Shadow, Ellie, and Tereya.
Catie Wayne as Niki
Niki is 17 years old. Her special powers are empathy, super intelligence, and enhanced athleticism. She marches to the beat of her own drum and is often bored by the proceedings. She loves nothing more than muffins. Don’t get on her bad side or you’ll regret it.
Lauren Cohan as Maedara
Maedara is ?? years old. Her special powers are super strength, enhanced condition, acid spit, and the ability to grow her fingernails longer. She’ll do anything to get what she wants – even if it means murder. She loves clothing, shoes, and jewelry. She wants to rule the world.
Michael Chulsky grew up in New Jersey and has been writing ever since his fourth grade teacher let him create a class newspaper to channel his creativity. He is the author of The Descending Darknessand currently lives with his fiancé. When not writing he enjoys browsing Tumblr, listening to music, and devouring every piece of cheesecake that falls into his line of sight.