When Cricket Black is purposely exposed to Bad Sam, she must choose: fight New Caelum’s stranglehold on its citizens’ freedom or succumb to the hopelessness of the lethal virus. A dear friend’s death at the hands of New Caelum forces Cricket on a path to confront her past, which holds the secret to a permanent cure but also opens old wounds over the loss of her parents.
Sending the devastating Samael Strain virus into the outlying communities lands New Caelum on the verge of war with the western settlements. Inside the city, growing tension between the lower classes and New Caelum’s elite rulers puts the city on edge and creates a growing divide between Vice-President Westlin Layne and his mother, President Ginger Layne.
With death, chaos, and revolution surrounding them, will West and Cricket have to sacrifice their love for each other to bring a peaceful resolution to the wars that rage inside and outside the city?
With Cricket suffering nightmares over past battles and West discovering a dark secret his mother kept well hidden from him—a secret that threatens to tear Cricket and West apart forever, Cricket and West leave the city in search of a place for the people of New Caelum to settle. They will not only have to fight Governor Jackson’s obstacles, they’ll be searching for a future together neither of them is confident exists.
An intruder has seized control of Lexi Matthew’s mind, putting those closest to her in grave danger.
When someone snakes into Lexi’s head and threatens Jack’s life at Lexi’s own hand, she must quickly decide: leave Jack and the web of lies and controversial medical science behind in order to protect him, or stay and fight to regain control of her own mind but risk Jack’s life.
Before Lexi can choose, she’s immersed into the underground world of the International Intelligence Agency, where she discovers the realm of cloning and mind control is much larger than she and Jack ever imagined and is growing bigger and more dangerous.
As the band of teenage human clones uncovers more of their supernatural abilities, a dominant force inside the IIA is at work to take over their powers. Can Lexi stop the person who has invaded her mind before the IIA captures them all, or will she sacrifice herself to save those she loves?
“Plagues and politics and romance, oh my! Dystopia meets science fiction in Emerge, the first book in a new series from popular YA author Heather Sunseri. …Truly, a well-crafted dystopian romance! Don’t miss this one!” - USA Today
When a deadly virus ravaged humanity, the wealthy and powerful erected a walled city to keep the disease, and everyone else, away. Now the disease is back, and the only hope for a cure lies within the sole person to survive the virus, a young girl—Cricket—who fled the city six years ago.
Now, West must find Cricket, his best childhood friend who is now seventeen, before it’s too late. The problem? Cricket has no intention of being found.
Enjoy the journey of West and Cricket as they reject the power and authority of people who attempted to rebuild a country and search for some sort of a future in a world that has been destroyed.
Six years ago, a highly contagious virus wiped out more than ninety-nine percent of the country’s population. The only person to contract the virus and survive, Cricket fled her identity and the safety of New Caelum, an airtight city. Now eighteen, she watches the city where the wealthy cocooned from the devastating outbreak. When the city’s rumbling incinerator wakes her one night while she and her friends are camping just beyond the city walls, she alone knows what the fiery machine means: the lethal virus is back.
Only eighteen, Westlin Layne is already being groomed to succeed his mother as New Caelum’s next president. Suddenly West’s sister develops symptoms of the deadly virus thought to be eradicated years ago. Placed under quarantine, the president confesses to West a long-held secret: Christina Black, West’s childhood friend and first love, survived the virus, and her body alone holds the precious antibodies to save his sister.
Now West must leave the city to find Christina. But Cricket has no intention of being found.
Wellington Boarding School is home to human clones, an identity that Lexi Matthews once hoped to escape. Shattered by the loss of her father and then her best friend at the hand of Sandra Whitmeyer, the woman from whom she was created, Lexi Matthews is after one thing…
When Sandra sends a series of threatening “gifts” beginning the night of Lexi’s eighteenth birthday, she determines that Sandra will never stop destroying the lives of her and her friends. Once again, Lexi must battle to grasp the complexities of her creation.
As Lexi and Jack discover the horrific details to experiments Sandra is conducting with human life inside her new lab, Lexi decides there’s only one way to end Sandra’s threats. But following that path could cost her everything—including Jack.
Finally healing from his girlfriend’s murder, human clone Kyle Jones is on a mission: find the stolen trackers scientists are using to control the actions of innocent children. When he meets Raven, he uses his supernatural gift to explore her repressed memories and discovers the missing trackers have everything to do with who is now watching Raven. And who killed his first love.
As past and present collide, Raven struggles to face her demons, but remembering the truth of that fateful night could prove fatal. And Kyle will do anything to ensure the past isn’t repeated.