In a world ravaged by a nuclear holocaust, Vika Cannon knows there
are no guarantees: no guarantees of safety, no guarantees that your neighbor is
not actually a spy for the government, and no guarantees you’ll be allowed to
emigrate to a new life in Asia.
New Amana is dying. Food and water are scarce, and people
suffering from radiation-caused mutations—the Nukeheads—are the new class of
Vika has just one purpose: to produce healthy progeny using a
Husband assigned by the Match Clinic. Unhealthy children are carted away to
Asylums to be experimented on, just as Vika’s little sister Ceres was, eight
years ago. Parents incapable of producing healthy progeny are put to death in
When she’s assigned a Husband shortly after her twentieth
birthday, Vika expects him to be complacent and obedient. But Shale Underwood
has a secret. He is a member of the Radicals, the terrorist group intent on
overthrowing the government. And Shale has information about Ceres.
As she learns more about the Rads’s plan, Vika finds herself drawn
to Shale in ways she’d never imagined. When freedom calls in the way of a
healthy pregnancy, will she betray her government and risk death for Shale and
Bio: Adriana Ryan lives and writes
in Charleston, SC. She is currently at work on a dystopian and an urban fantasy
series. A huge fan of spooky stuff and shoes, she enjoys alternately hitting up
the outlet malls and historic graveyards.
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