• by Laura DiSilverio
  • Narrated by Evie Cameron
  • 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Biochemistry whiz Everly Jax wants one thing: to know who her parents are. Raised with other repo kids in InKubator 9, she has pinned her hopes on Reunion Day, the annual event where 16-year-olds can meet or reunite with their parents. When her Reunion Day goes horribly awry, she and her pregnant friend Halla escape the Kube, accompanied by their friend Wyck who has his own reasons for leaving.
In a world where rebuilding the population is critical to national survival, the Pragmatist government licenses all human reproduction, and decides who can - and must - have babies. The trio face feral dog packs, swamp threats, locust swarms, bounty hunters looking for "breeders", and more dangers as they race to Amerada's capital to find Halla's soldier boyfriend before the Prags can repo her baby and force the girls into surrogacy service.
An unexpected encounter with Bulrush, an Underground Railroad for women fleeing to Outposts with their unlicensed babies, puts them in greater peril than ever. Everly must decide what she is willing to sacrifice to learn her biological identity - and deal with the unanticipated consequences of her decisions.


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One of my favorites this year

In this story Everly is a biochemist in futuristic America. She was dropped at the cube as a baby and hasn't a clue about her family. Her best friend turns up pregnant which is against the rules. In this futuristic world the cube takes and keeps the babies. They, along with Everly's friend Wick escape the cube and take off into the world.

The world building was awesome. A great combination of author imagination and reality. The setting is Jacksonvill FL to Atlanta GA. As a Jacksonville resident for 20 years I applaud the author with her realistic yet futuristic descriptions of the area. I even wonder if she's from the area.

Every page is filled with action. In this world she created the Pragmatists run the country after a horrible flu killed most the population. The worst problem now are horrible locusts who travel in huge hoards and gobble all the vegetation. That's why the dome was created. As a biochemist Everly is developing a virus to destroy the locusts until she gets side-tracked and escapes tge cube finding so much more about the world than she knew. It's worse than she thought and danger lurks everywhere.
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- Erika

Couldn't connect with characters

The book was well written, the story clear. I just couldn’t connect with the characters. I’m not sure if it was the author or the voice actor, but most of the characters felt generic, little detail given. The only emotional moment that I really felt was toward the end, when one main character dis-owned another. Beyond that, it hearkened to The Handmaid’s Tale in story, while feeling like any typical YA dystopia. More of an adventurous journey, there were no story elements or twists I did not see coming, few sci-fi/future elements that felt new or fresh.  
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- mike s.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-27-2017
  • Publisher: Laura A.H. DiSilverio