By: E.J. Andrews
Published By: Harlequin Australia
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Page Count: 300
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Audience: Young Adult - Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic
Sixty years after a solar flare wipes out most of the world’s population, a group of ten teenagers are kidnapped and taken to a secret location where they are trained in hand to hand combat and weaponry. They are being prepared to fight The Cain, a rebel faction opposing the leadership of President Collins. Each of the teenagers has been chosen for a reason, and each has secrets that they are not keen for the group to know.
The story is told through the alternating viewpoints of Nate and Hermia, two very different characters with more in common than they realize. The teens resist their fate at first, but when the political situation is explained to them, they choose to participate willingly. The cost will be huge, and their chances of success are small, but in order to secure the future, they must succeed.