Zoe van Lingen, author
Following a global climate catastrophe, the City grew out of Earth’s remaining inhabitable land. Its all-powerful Government exerts control over all aspects of citizens’ lives to keep people in line and curb overcrowding. Money buys comfort and privilege in the City and is one thing Molly Birch doesn’t have in excess. But she is an average 16-year-old, content with her life, until the Government takes everything she treasures. Molly’s boyfriend Gavriel (Gav) Kingsley gives her a choice: accept a Government controlled life or forge her own path. She chooses the latter. But escaping the Government’s control isn’t easy, and freedom comes at a steep price. Molly must take risks she never imagined she was capable of and address her heart’s true feelings to succeed over an enemy threatening more than just herself.