by Laura DiSilverio
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 their parents. When her Reunion Day goes horribly awry, she and her pregnant friend Halla escape the Kube.
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.
An unexpected encounter with an Underground Railroad for women fleeing 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.