Kira Moriarity is a seventeen-year-old assassin, a pawn in an elaborate plan to remold the world. At least, that’s what she’s been raised to believe by the ominous Society, a shadowy establishment who loathes human weakness and abhors the sticky complications of life, love, and relationships.
Kira has been meticulously trained and prepared to complete an unthinkable mission: to kill her adoptive family. But when she meets and falls in love with Josh, she begins to doubt the plans The Society has made for her. Can a feeling this heady and powerful really be all that bad? Can she really betray the people that care about her most? At a crossroads, Kira abandons her mission and leads her family and friends on a cross-country flight toward safety…she hopes. Along the way, as Kira learns the stories of other Assassins and their families, her worldview shifts: what if The Society’s way isn’t, in fact, the better way to live?
In a mad dash for freedom, Kira must fight not only The Society, but her own wayward heart as well. As she dodges emotional and literal bullets, Kira begins to understand that instead of sacrificing her family to save herself, she may have to sacrifice herself to save her family. Hers is a story of self-discovery with no happy ending; in order to break free from The Society’s demands, Kira finds herself drawn inexplicably closer to their leader, until she realizes that there may be no way out for her, if she wants to save the ones she loves.
Told in the alternating viewpoints of Kira, her brother Theo, and her boyfriend Josh, The Society is a story of self-discovery, hope, and redemption.
About the Author
Elizabeth Phelleps is an English language arts teacher and aspiring author living in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and son.