Sixteen-year-old Annabelle Scott lives under the iron rule of a female-dominated régime that forces males to fight to the death to train the military elite. When pressed into service as a mechanized warrior to capture escaped boys, Annabelle stays true to herself by helping some escape. Her defiance endangers everyone she loves and thrusts her to a place of impossible life and death decisions.
“A stimulating, worthwhile story of a dystopian future.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Readers will easily engage with this well-written tale. Annabelle is believably stubborn, yet also vulnerable and likable.” “The novel has plenty of action and suspense, made all the more thrilling due to the investment readers have in the characters. The novel’s psychological elements keep things interesting, as well.” “Readers will likely think about this society long after finishing the book.” – Kirkus Reviews