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The NBBF has saluted Kaitlyn McKnight as an influential young adult black author.

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Review on Zodiac Saga 2

"From New York to Seattle, the present to the future, this fun, if messy, sequel to Zodiac Saga 1 takes Lancaster and his gang on a journey to find the Gems in order to help the Elders, the Zodiac gods. But soon after they start, they get severely sidetracked by a series of zany events, such as an unfair trial, crazy weather, silhouette zombies, unhelpful gods and their wily children, and the potential end of the world. By Lancaster’s side are Sofia, Taurus’s daughter; Judas, an undead ghoul; and Peter, the driver. Can Lancaster overcome a constant onslaught of trials and tribulations to uncover the truth about himself, or will the world fall to ruin on his watch?

"Great for fans of: Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan, Cindy Lin’s The Twelve."

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Five Stars Winner

"The Balance of Power is the second novel in the Zodiac Saga by Kaitlyn McKnight. The story follows 13-year-old Cyrus O’Hara, a.k.a. Lancaster, as he fights the odds to save the world. Lancaster needs to save the world from a mysterious force that is hellbent on destroying it. Lancaster, Sophia, Judas, and Peter try their best to find all the Gems, but things are not going as they expected. From zombies to terrifying weather, they have to look for ways to achieve their goal and save the world. However, the Gods aren’t helping them, and Lancaster and his friends are almost in over their heads. Can they find all the gems in time? Or will they be too late?"

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

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