A postapocalyptic novel with a cinematic twist from New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga, actor Peter Facinelli, and producer Robert DeFranco.
On the ruined planet earth, where fifty billion people are confined to megacities and resources are scarce, Deedra has been handed a bleak and mundane existence by the magistrate she works so hard for. But one day she comes across a beautiful boy named Rose struggling to cross the river—a boy with a secretive past and special abilities, who is somehow able to find comfort and life from their dying planet.
But just as the two form a bond, it is quickly torn apart after the magistrate's son is murdered and Rose becomes the prime suspect. Little do Deedra and Rose know how much their relationship will affect the fate of everyone who lives on the planet.