A generation ago, continent-sized storms called hypercanes caused the Earth to flood. The survivors were forced to retreat deep underground and build a new society.
This is the story that sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist has heard all of her life.
Jansin grew up in a civilization far below the Earth’s surface. She’s spent the last eight years in military intelligence training. So when her parents surprise her with a coveted yet treacherous trip above ground, she’s prepared for anything. She’s especially thrilled to feel the fresh air, see the sun, and view the wide-open skies and the ocean for herself.
But when raiders attack Jansin’s camp and take her prisoner, she is forced to question everything she’s been taught. What do her captors want? How will she get back underground? And if she ever does, will she want to stay after learning the truth?
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Kat Ross was born and raised in New York City and worked several jobs before turning to journalism and creative writing. An avid traveler and adventurer, she now lives with her family—along with a beagle, a ginger cat, and six fish—far enough outside the city that skunks and deer wander through her backyard.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First of all, this book needs more recognition than it's getting. It NEEDS to be a movie. I was literally absorbed throughout the entire book. I lived and breathed the story. I mean, I was IN DEEP! Sometimes a little too deep...I even felt like a bad mommy..."hush kids, I need to just read this real quick..." ;) It was THE BEST novel I've read in a very very long time. I'd even say one of the best YAs I've EVER read. I mean, better than Divergent...we're talking Hunger Games status. I don't even think with Hunger Games I was this compelled to read the last line of the book in a desperate attempt to settle my anxiety over what was going to happen. I just loved how well thought out it was, how utterly believable and intriguing the storyline was. It was unlike any YA I've read. One reviewer commented on Goodreads, "A YA book with a parent who actually understands and it competent? You don't see that every day." I couldn't agree more, and there are so many elements about this book that stray from the typical YA formula. I just loved how things didn't play out exactly as I thought they would. I was constantly surprised, yet not disappointed if that makes sense. THANK YOU, Kat Ross!! SO refreshing to enjoy a book that way again. It has been a while since a novel has consumed me to the point of obsession.