Title Profile & Character Information

Legend

Annotation
A New York Times bestseller
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

Awards
2011  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
2013  Bluegrass Award
2014  Nevada Young Reader's Award
2014  Golden Sower Award
2014  Garden State Teen Book Award
2015  Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award
2014  Iowa Teen Award

Characters
NameJune
GenderFemale
OccupationStudent
TraitProdigy

NameDay
GenderMale
OccupationCriminal

GenreYoung adult fiction
Thriller
Adventure
Romance
Dystopia
TopicsTeenagers
Criminals
Death of a sibling
Murder
Revenge
False accusations
Secrets
Search for truth
Betrayal
SettingCalifornia