Walk the Web Lightly

An inventive fantasy rich in family lore and helmed by a quick-witted lead.” —Kirkus Reviews

Naya’s family is all about heritage: their art, their traditions, their secret ability to see time. They expect her to follow in their footsteps, creating art and keeping their powers concealed. But she wants to be a doctor—and you can’t do that if you’re hiding all the time! When a chance to go to medical science camp comes up, her family disapproves, but Grandmother challenges her to a contest: if she can weave her soul wrap before the camp begins, she can go; if she fails, she has to say good-bye to her science dreams for good. With all of the knowledge of time at her fingertips, Naya is sure she can win. But someone is rigging events to learn her family’s secrets—and it turns out that what she doesn’t know could jeopardize everyone she loves.

Praise for Walk the Web Lightly

Pascual expertly weaves friendship, family heritage, and the importance of the choices we make into a mesmerizing tale that’s both beautiful and entertaining. Readers will be inspired to find their own courage thanks to Pascual’s timeless story.

Katie Keridan, author of Reign Returned and Blood Divided

A girl born into matriarchal magical power tries to forge her own way in the shimmering coming-of-age novel Walk the Web Lightly.

Foreword Clarion Reviews

A thrilling mix of magic and intrigue, art and science, family and friends. Naya’s family’s ability to peek into people’s stories by finger-walking the invisible threads that surround them is a beautiful complement to their work as textile artists; and it could be one of the most innovative creations I’ve ever read in a young adult story. The artist in me loved the weaving of threads, and the stay-up-too-late reader in me devoured the suspenseful storytelling.

Kristin Nilsen, author of Worldwide Crush

An entertaining tale filled with mystery and heart and laced with magical elements. Walk The Web Lightly will keep you captivated until the very end!

Morgan Shamy, author of The Stricken

. . . a fascinating and captivating read with inventive and imaginative settings . . . Highly recommended for Gen Z readers who enjoy intriguing, moving, and insightful narratives with unforgettable settings and characters with heart-stopping subplots that won’t disappoint.

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