Seventeen year old Ethan Cross’ life is already complicated, even before he saves the wrong person’s life. His parents are splitting, his brother looks like death warmed over, and his friend Tyler could be responsible for a local hit-and-run. He’s never had the guts to tell Carlee how he feels about her, and now she might be pregnant with someone else’s child. Then the meteorites he and Carlee found turn out to be alien technology, bringing his world to a crumbling halt.
Nothing is the same anymore, but Ethan hasn’t escaped his old problems. On the newly barren landscape, humans are as much of a threat as the alien invaders. Survival means making friends of enemies, risking loved ones’ lives, and extinguishing his hopes of Carlee ever falling in love with him. His brother Luke holds the key to their success, if they can figure out how to save their dwindling species in time. But defeating the alien invaders is not enough—Ethan has to battle Whitestone too, someone who would rather see him dead than victorious.