Jade, Daughter of the Wasteland
Stephen J. C. Andes, author
The year is 2035. A virus called the Twitch has killed a majority of the world's population over the age of eighteen. In a city once called Baton Rouge, The Wasteland has appeared. Jade is a sword-wielding 23-year-old survivor, fighting to get back what was stolen from her a decade before—her little brother Mason, kidnapped by a group of plague-mask-wearing white supremacists called the Antis. Samuel is Jade’s other brother, and the only family she has left. Loyal and kind, Samuel is increasingly disillusioned by Jade’s improbable quest to find Mason. Samuel hears another call. Guided by his conscience and by his heart, he leaves Jade to face dangers outside of her control. To what lengths would you go to rescue your family, as virally-infected Twitchers roam The Wasteland and racist fanatics begin a reign of terror? As Jade searches for the truth about what happened to Mason, she must confront her past with the man she thought she loved, even while she questions her loyalty to the ruler of The Wasteland, a woman named Jayla, known to all simply as the Librarian. When new violence and bloodshed threaten to destroy The Wasteland, Jade must uncover who holds the keys to understanding her past and to rebuilding humanity's future. When society crumbles, a daughter of The Wasteland will rise.