Josh Anvil and the Cypress Door2 books in series
Josh Anvil and the Cypress Door, Volume 1 Publisher's Summary
A teen's fate turned on a dime. A city in flames, with no relief in sight. Aliens on a mysterious mission. You have arrived in Josh's world.
Imagine how your world might be different if you had the ability to heal anyone who was sick. Or what if you could bring to life anything you talked about, real or imagined? How would you use your powers? What would you create? And who would you heal and why? Would you tell the world about your powers, or keep it all a secret?
A young teenager, Josh Anvil, is accidentally supercharged by aliens. This sets off a series of events that sometimes spiral out of control. Sure, there was cool stuff like making a floating island in the sky, but what about the dragon that burns down the school cafeteria? Or when that dragon starts stalking you?
Josh finds that keeping his abilities a secret is a lot harder than he ever thought, and soon he gets noticed. When he's kidnapped, his captors demand his cooperation. How is Josh supposed to deal with that? He has enough going on while navigating through his freshman year in high school, trying to be accepted by his peers and hoping to gain the attention of his crush.
Gaining powers suddenly makes life a whole lot more complicated.