A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Kristen SIMMONS
Publisher: Tor Teen
Subject/Category: Gr. 9-12
Year Reviewed:: 2017
Review: An industrial town faces famine, war, corruption, and greed in this post-apocalyptic continuation of a series. Ty and Colin work in dangerous, harsh conditions for low wages at a weapons plant, just scraping by. Lena tries to prove herself to her father and become the first woman to run the family factory. When Lena meets Ty and Colin, she sees firsthand the impact of the corruption. The only protection is the Brotherhood, which comes with a price. Told in alternating perspectives, their stories portray deep struggles to survive and find hope for the future.