By Krista McGee
Thalli suggestion escaping to the skin 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 merely examine on monitors: horses, rain, genuine books—and a colony of unsanctioned survivors dwelling the traditional approach in a city referred to as New Hope.
When the electorate of latest wish demonstrate the reality of what occurred years in the past, Thalli is left unsettled and skeptical of every thing she’s ever been instructed. Can she belief something 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 sort and captivating. even if every person in New wish warned her to not, she can’t aid yet fall for him.
Meanwhile, John’s unwavering religion within the goodness of the fashion designer starts to make its mark on Thalli’s middle. yet can Thalli fairly come to belief in a beneficiant, protecting fashion designer who ideas over all issues? could that now not be surroundings herself up for an additional betrayal?
The time for her to choose is now . . . as the kingdom is final in.
“McGee once more blends a Christian message inside of a bad technology fiction plot . . . demise, torture, and complicated love triangles.” —Booklist
“McGee blends the choice 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