The source has been destroyed. Food is scarce. Tensions are rising. Then the earthquake strikes.
Esther and Caleb hit the road, leading a ragtag caravan. Their destination? A mythical city where they hope to find food and shelter - not to mention a way to make it past age 19.
On the way, alliances and romances blossom and fracture as the group faces vicious gangs, violent weather, and more variants. Esther must rally to take charge, accepting the help of a blind wilderness guide, Aras. He seems unbelievably cruel, but not everything is what it appears to be....
When the former Prin citizens reach safety, their new home is as perfect as they imagined. But it’s also far more dangerous than they could have ever feared.
Welcome back to the Wasteland.
©2014 Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers