They stay in the dark because to come out means pain and death.
Celeste is from Cave Town, a place deep underground where the people have been cursed for thousands of years. In sunlight, the tattoos on their skin burn them alive.
Celeste is fine staying underground until she can no longer deny the truth. Something rotten is happening in Cave Town. People are being disfigured, while others are disappearing altogether, yet no one will talk about it.
Not sure what's going on, but determined to find out, Celeste comes up against an enemy more vicious than she's ever encountered
With the help of her boyfriend, Kemp, and good friend, Twist, Celeste uncovers a plot, that if not stopped, could have them all scorching under the light of the sun.