On her 16th birthday, hot-tempered high school delinquent Alice gets one "present" she never expected...armies of mythological gods and creatures wanting her dead. She was just trying to live a so-called “normal” high school life getting into trouble with teachers and punching out bullies. There’s only one problem... Meeting a dragon, a talking umbrella ghost, and a mysterious vampire boy is anything but normal. The vampire whisks her away to worlds beyond her wildest imagination, where the gods and heroes of mythology dwell. But they’re not the ones who brought her back to life… Who did, and why? With her newfound powers and the vampire boy by her side, she aims to find out. But when she learns the sinister truth behind it all, she'll wish she hadn't... The Soulbound Scar is the first novel in M.W. Arita's THE SOULBOUND SORCERESS ORIGINS, an action-packed young adult urban fantasy series with breath-taking twists and turns, an unhealthy dose of wacky humor, and a dash of romance. This book is part of a prequel storyline set before THE SOULBOUND SORCERESS series, and revolves around the exotic gods, heroes, and monsters of Japanese mythology. If you love Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Shayne Silvers, Martha Carr, A.L. Knorr, Cassandra Clare, Patricia Briggs, Shannon Mayer, or K.F. Breene, you'll get absolutely addicted to Alice’s adventures. Read on to find out how Alice becomes "The Soulbound Sorceress!"