Book 2: Ghost Crown

Ghost Crown: The Tracks, book 2, the exciting sequel to Dark Territory, by J. Gabriel Gates and  Charlene Keel.

After their harrowing adventures, Middleburg’s teens are hoping life will return to normal. Despite a tentative alliance between the goth Flatliners and the rich, preppie Toppers, any hope of peace is dashed when Topper girl Aimee arrives at the homecoming dance with Raphael, a Flatliner. A fight erupts between the two gangs and, in the midst of the rumble, a bizarre catastrophe occurs when Middleburg’s homecoming queen discovers she has supernatural powers.

To make matters worse, Middleburg real-estate moguls who have bought up most of the land in the Flats have started evicting their tenants. They are searching for a priceless treasure prophesied in ancient Chinese writings and will stop at nothing to find it. But Raphael and his impoverished Flatliners vow to get it first and use it buy back their homes. Meanwhile, a handsome, charismatic half-angel, half-human comes to Middleburg with plans to steal Aimee from Raphael.

As Raphael and his Flatliners and Zhai and his Toppers work to perfect their supernatural abilities and find the treasure, Aimee begins kung fu training, intent on becoming strong enough to locate and rescue her missing mother. When she discovers that the mysterious treasure may be the key to finding her mom, the race to find it intensifies.

But there are others who seek the treasure, too, forces powerful enough to reduce all of Middleburg, and perhaps the world, to ashes…


“Gates and Keel have done it again… OOOh, what a read!”
– The Literati Press

“I didn’t think it was possible for me to enjoy book two as much as I did the first one, but I was wrong…There is one shocking surprise after another and I just couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen to everyone.”
* 5 out of 5 STARS *
– Paranormal Romance Guild

“It’s an adventure and a half, and definitely worth the read…”
-Geek Speak Magazine

“Ghost Crown will give you every kind of read you’re looking for in a YA novel—action, adventure, mystery, drama, paranormal, and romance. J. Gabriel Gates and Charlene Keel has left no stone unturned in The Tracks series. I recommend Ghost Crown as an all in one fantastic read!”
* Five out of five hearts *
-I Heart YA Books

* 5 out of 5 Stars *
– YA Storytellers