Phoenix Marshall decodes satellite images for a living. He has spent all 30 years of his life in Oregon City, afloat on the Pacific Ocean. He busies himself with work and various forms of recreation to keep boredom at bay. One morning he opens his door to find Teeg Passio. Teeg is the same age as Phoenix, but she's different; she's menacingly and enticingly wild. She grew up on the outside. Her mother oversaw the recycling of the old cities, and her father helped design the Enclosure. Teeg works maintenance, which allows her to travel outside the walls. When she introduces Phoenix to her crew, he is drawn into a high-tech conspiracy that may threaten everything he understands. Are humans really better off within the Enclosure? Is the Earth? Are Health Patrollers keeping us safe or just keeping us in?
Teeg seduces Phoenix out of his orderly life, enlisting him in a secret, political and sexual rebellion. Teeg and her co-conspirators, part mystics, part tech-wizards, dream of a life embedded in nature. Then one day, during a closely monitored repair mission on the outside, a typhoon offers the rebels a chance to escape the Enclosure and test their utopian dreams in the wilds.
But I’m a With. I know when I’m going to die. The day is tattooed on the inside of my arm, so I can never escape it. Rarity Delman: Expires 11.11.2186. I’ll be eighteen years old, four months, and nine days.
When my best friend, Jace Brown, outlives the date on his arm, the world loses its mind. They’re afraid of him, like he’s some kind of superhuman monster. It would be funny if they weren’t keeping him under lock and key, doing creepy experiments on him.
Somehow, they got the idea that he’s the key to immortality. It’s ridiculous, right? I mean, he’s just Jace. Jace, who’s the only person to ever outlive the date on their arm, but that’s beside the point.
With less than two weeks left until I meet my own maker, I’m not sure how to help him. But when I wake up eighteen years old, four months, and ten days old, I might need more help than him…
322 years after the apocalypse, the world has changed, but her people have not. Secrets, lies, and manipulations endure among a small group of survivors taking refuge on an island in the Northern Pacific.
No one knows what claimed so many lives over three centuries ago, and no one asks, except Ashley Wortham. She can feel the secrets all around her, begging to be uncovered.
But the nine elders who govern the island guard their secrets jealously. They believe the islanders know what they need to, and they hide their secrets behind a ruse of peace. But when Ashley, and her best friend Mason, go down the rabbit hole, no one is prepared for the truths they uncover. What will they do when they discover the downfall of humanity lies within their own island, deep inside the dead room?
Keywords: dystopian, post apocalyptic, free, freebie, science fiction