By Krista McGee
Thalli notion escaping to the outside may suggest freedom. yet is she any much less of an anomaly aboveground?
After escaping an underground annihilation chamber, Thalli, Berk, Rhen, and John locate themselves fleeing around the former usa, aboveground for the 1st time. because the defectors go the for gotten panorama, the 3 youths see issues the y had purely examine on monitors: horses, rain, genuine books—and a colony of unsanctioned survivors residing the traditional method in a city known as New Hope.
When the voters of recent wish demonstrate the reality of what occurred years in the past, Thalli is left unsettled and skeptical of every thing she’s ever been informed. Can she belief whatever from the nation, together with her personal emotions for Berk? whilst she volunteers for a peace undertaking to New Hope’s violent neighbor, Athens, her confusion mounts because the supposedly ruthless Prince Ale x seems to be type and fascinating. even supposing every person in New desire warned her to not, she can’t support yet fall for him.
Meanwhile, John’s unwavering religion within the goodness of the clothier starts off to make its mark on Thalli’s center. yet can Thalli relatively come to belief in a beneficiant, protecting clothier who ideas over all issues? may that now not be atmosphere herself up for one more betrayal?
The time for her to determine is now . . . as the country is ultimate in.
“McGee once more blends a Christian message inside a awful technological know-how fiction plot . . . demise, torture, and complicated love triangles.” —Booklist
“McGee blends the decision of religion, the malevolence of these who extol energy over decency, and the statement of person integrity in a humane glimpse at younger courage.” —Publisher’s Weekly