As an avid reader of young adult dystopian fiction, I highly recommend this new novel as a refreshing addition to the genre! –Janelle Griffiths
The story line is unique and original. I could not put this book down. It is a must read. –sdusti
This book is appealing for all ages and it is a book you should definitely read! –Amazon customerWINNER of the LUW Diamond Quill Best Book of the Year, an Indie B.R.A.G. medallion and finalists in the da Vinci Eye and Wishing Shelf book awards!
Caelin is a survivor. It’s been eleven years since a nuclear disaster drove much of the population underground. Caelin and her young sister Mardy were left topside, where Caelin uses salvage to trade for shelter … until she gets stabbed, and a handsome stranger named Jate saves her life.
Jate brings the sisters to rebel turf where plans are being hatched to conquer the Undercity. The rebels preach good life for the masses, and both Caelin and Mardy are hooked on the dream. But as Caelin is drawn deeper into the rebel’s inner circle, passion ignites between Caelin and Jate, and he suddenly seems determined to push her away.
Then she discovers the harsh price of loyalty. The rebel’s dream becomes a nightmare that puts her sister on a dangerous mission to the Undercity. Caelin must determine who to trust before Mardy and the population of the Undercity are wiped out.
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Young Mardy arrives in Dupont Shelter when her sister nearly dies from radiation exposure. While Mardy waits for her sister to recover, the leader of a rebellion begins teaching Mardy the ideals of the Impartialists. This path leads to her unquestioning obedience and instills a belief in Mardy that the end justifies the means.